Pioneer field at Western Oklahoma State College is hosting its annual 7th grade festival today and Friday.
Area teams get to showcase their talents early in the season. Each team gets three games playing two games on one day and one on the other day.
Which day a team gets to play two games is by festival schedule.
This is not a tournament. It’s simply a fantastic event that the Pioneers put on each year while the varsity boys are out of town.
The umpires are Pioneers as well as the gate keeper. This is a great way for area fans to support the Pioneer baseball program. Western is currently on a six-game win streak and continue to score runs at a frantic pace.
These youngsters get to feel a little taller playing on the big field at Western.
For the Altus 7th graders and the Hollis team, that field was still wet at 8:30 a.m. today. These two schools kicked off the all-day action early in cold and overly damp conditions.
Altus will play its double header on Friday taking on Navajo at 12:30 p.m. and Olustee in the festival’s last game at 4:30 p.m.
Check the box for the tournament schedule and get out to support not only the area youth but also contribute to the Pioneers quest for another title.
Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076