State Games Baseball Tryouts Set

MERIDIAN – Baseball tryouts for the 20th Annual State Games of Mississippi have been set for June 1, 2011, at eight locations statewide.

High School juniors and seniors graduating in 2012 and 2013 will have the opportunity to show off their baseball skills in front of a selection

committee comprised of high school baseball coaches from across the state. At each tryout location, coaches will select eighteen players who

will represent their district in a double elimination tournament at the twentieth annual State Games, June 22nd-26th. Mississippi High

School Activities Association rules will apply for the competition. All participants must have a State Games waiver signed by a parent or

guardian in order to try-out. Waivers are available on the State Games website.

Tryouts are scheduled June 1, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at the following locations:

District 1 – Northeast Community College
District 2 – Northwest Mississippi Community College
District 3 – Mississippi Delta Community College
Distinct 4 – East Mississippi Community College
Distinct 5 – Jones County Community College
District 6 – Hinds Community College
District 7 – Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Distinct 8 – Pearl River Community College

Entering its twentieth year, the State Games of Mississippi is a statewide amateur sportsfest patterned after the Olympics for over 6,000 athletes of all ages and abilities. The event kicks off with an Olympic-style Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by Coca-Cola, Friday, June 17th. Athletes participating will contend during the month of June. The State Games keeps its entry fees low primarily through the generous donations of sponsors, including Founding Gold Sponsors: Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Rush Hospital; Gold Sponsors: AT&T, Chevron/Sign Plant, City of Meridian, Meridian-Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau/Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors, Structural Steel, McDonalds, Comcast Cable, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, WTOK-TV and WMDN/WGBC-TV. Entry forms are now available. For more information on the Games, call 1-800-482-0205 or visit the State Games of Mississippi website at

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