“Citizen’s Field is in a lot better shape than I expected.” That was the nod of approval from Robert Faherty, Vice President-Commissioner of Babe Ruth League, Inc., as he finished inspecting the softball field at the Lamar Sports Complex Tuesday, April 12. Faherty, and other League members, came to Lamar to review the latest preparations in the city and the field, that will host this Augusts’ Softball World Series for 16 year olds.
Lamar was given the go-ahead to host the series which will feature teams from nine regions around the country, including the Lamar host team which will play in the week long event. City Councilman Skip Ruedeman, who played host to the visiting League members, said there will be a lot less work to be done on the event than there was the first time Lamar hosted the series in 2009. Faherty said all that’s needed is some sprucing and punch-up work at the field. Fans will notice one difference for this year’s games; a new public address system will be installed featuring weatherproof speakers and some state-of-the-art extras.
A Banquet of Champions will be hosted on August 5 at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center, opening ceremonies will be held on August 6, with the games continuing until the championship match on August 13
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