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Play ball! Tourney starts on Monday

Published Oct. 10, 2005

Baseball begins Monday. Although the regular season does not start until next week, most Pinellas County teams will put on their uniforms in a 16-team preseason tournament.

Fourteen of the 15 Pinellas County Athletic Conference teams, plus Jesuit and Manatee will play in the Pinellas County Pre-Season Baseball Tournament, held at three sites (Seminole High, Dunedin Stadium and Englebert Complex). The other PCAC team, Lakewood, will join Shorecrest, and host St. Petersburg Catholic in a tournament later in the week (the tournament is undergoing a schedule change because Northside Christian did not have enough players).

The Pinellas County tournament runs every day with winners and consolation games. The championship is scheduled for Saturday, 7 p.m., at Seminole High. Dunedin High is the defending champion. The Falcons beat Dixie Hollins in the final, 5-2, last year. Please see the tournament schedule, For the Record.

Soccer: Brooksville-Hernando High boys soccer coach Rick Ahrens is organizing an under-age-18 club, the Suncoast Strikers, to compete in two youth soccer tournaments in England and tour the country this summer.

For more information, call Ahrens in the evening at (904) 666-1665.