Area parks hosting tourneys
Global Sports Alliance Baseball’s Summer Sizzler tournament will use multiple fields at the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex, Mike Sansone Park, Snowden Park, Ellis-Methvin Park and the MLK Complex from Saturday through Sunday. The tourney action has start times from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.
The Plant City Dolphins are also hosting a summer jamboree on Saturday, with games starting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Dolphins will host 50 teams from 10 programs around Hillsborough, Polk and Pasco counties. Each team is guaranteed two 30-minute games.
Admission for the Dolphins’ jamboree, which will take place at the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex, is $5 for anyone age 15 and up and $1 for kids 14 and under. See this week’s Sports cover story for game start times and more information.
Next weekend, Plant City will host the Youth National Championship football tournament at Ellis-Methvin Park. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4, teams from the YNC’s Southeastern Conference will duke it out for preseason glory in divisions ranging from 6U to 14U.
The YNC tourney styles its top prize as an “undisputed” national championship, though numerous other leagues host national championship tournaments. For more information, visit youthnationalchampionship.com.
PCLL Majors All-Stars finish as sectional champs
Though Plant City Little League’s Majors Baseball All-Stars lost in last week’s state tournament at Coral Springs, the 12-year-old boys can still celebrate a great season.
The last PCLL team left standing after the Plant City-hosted sectional tournament finished with a 2019 Section 4 championship banner to hang at Mike Sansone Park.