LBL Bash for Memorial Day tournament opens tomorrow

The world of baseball arrives at the Lihu‘e County Park Saturday morning.

The Lihu‘e Reds, the Lihu‘e Baseball League’s Bronco champions, will open with a game against the Lihu‘e A’s starting at 8 a.m. at the Main Diamond.

That will start a series of six Bronco division games for tomorrow.

Six more games follow on Sunday starting at 8 a.m., and Monday is reserved for the division playoffs and championship game.

Playoffs for the Bronco divisions start at 9 a.m. with the championship game scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

Mustang division games will be played on two fields starting at 8 a.m. and will feature 12 games tomorrow, a dozen more games on Sunday with the playoffs and championships scheduled for Monday.

Now celebrating its fourth year, this year’s field is the biggest one yet and will be featuring teams from O‘ahu and West Kaua‘i matching up against hosting LBL teams.

There will be 24 teams in two age divisions. Of those, 15 teams are from O‘ahu.

The Bronco division will be broken in the A and B pools while the Mustang Division will have A, B, C and D pools.

In the Bronco division, West Kaua‘i Sharks, West Kaua‘i Astros and the Kalawai Yankees will make appearances, while O‘ahu teams include the Windward Dodgers and Windward Red Sox.

Some of the teams making their appearance at the Lihu‘e County Park are the Kalawai Cardinals, the Mililani Kamikaze, Ewa Beach Yankees, MK Cubs, Gabbyz, Kahala Cougars, Mililani Warriors, Manoa Dirtbags, Mililani Crimson Tide, and the West Kaua‘i Angels going up against the LBL Mustang roster which feature the Nationals, Dodgers, Diamondbacks and Devil Rays.

Aside from baseball games, there will be a silent auction, a Guitar Hero video game contest, food booths and more.

A full schedule of games for both divisions can be found by visiting the League Lineup Web site at www.leaguelineup.com/lihuebaseball.

LBL was born in 1952 to “instill the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and reverance in the boys of the community.”

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