Regional tournament comes to Ascension

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish welcomed nine teams for the Cal Ripkin Baseball 9-year-old regional tournament at St. Amant Park on July 16-17.

On the evening of July 15, there was a pre-tournament ceremony where all the teams, players and coaches were presented and jambalaya was served.

At the ceremony, former Major League Baseball player and member of the 2001 world champion Arizona Diamondbacks Dave Dellucci spoke to the young athletes.

One Ascension squad competed in the tournament along with six of the best Little League teams from around the state. There were also two squads from Mississippi and one team from Arkansas.