St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Recreation Department to Host First State Tournament

 Recreation Department to Host First State Tournament

Friday, July 10, 2015

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – The St. John the Baptist Parish Parks & Recreation Department will host the 2015 Dizzy Dean Baseball State Tournament this weekend for the first time in Parish history. The tournament is slated to kick off at 6 pm at REGALA Park on Friday, July 10 and at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11.

St. John Parish 7, 8, and 14 year-old All Stars will compete against numerous teams from around the state for a bid to attend the Dizzy Dean College World Series in Southaven Mississippi. The Warriors received bids for state tournament play after obtaining winning records at United States Specialty Sports Association summer tournaments.

 Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc. is a non-profit youth baseball and softball organization that provides recreation for youth around the country to help them become strong, healthy, well-adjusted members of their community.

Recreation Director Kerry Watkins and his staff have worked tirelessly with local organizations and Dizzy Dean officials to acquire and prepare for a successful state tournament.  “Sports are an outlet to teach our kids valuable lessons on sportsmanship, hard work and team work,” said Watkins. “Our youth have worked extremely hard this season and I strongly encourage the community to come out this weekend and cheer our Warriors on to victory.”    

REGALA Park is located at 200 REGALA Park Rd in Reserve. More information will be released and placed on the parish website upon conclusion of the tournament.  Please contact the Recreation Department at 985-652-9569 for additional information.