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WBBA to Begin World Series in Carbon County

Sports Writer

A carbon team member slips on his way back to first base during Carbon Blue's game against Kearns American on Tuesday.

The first day of play started out great for the Western Base-Ball Association's Little World Series, which started play on Tuesday.

Tuesday started out early with a morning parade down Main Street in Price with all teams present. Team members from all teams shouted and waved to the crowd in anticipation of what would be an unforgettable Little World Series.

Opening ceremonies then commenced at the Toy Atwood Baseball Complex in Price where speeches were given and team introductions made. After this, an unforgettable day of play between 12 Utah and Idaho all-star teams began.

The first game of the day was at 10 a.m. Between South Cache and Alpine. This was a close game but in the end Alpine came out on top with a one run lead, ending the game 8-7

The next game was Idaho Falls Westside verses Morgan at 11:30 a.m. This game was packed with action, ending 9-5 Idaho Falls Westside in the lead.

Game three was an even higher scoring game between Washington Terrace and Vernal Blue at 12:30 p.m. Washington Terrace played a great game and took home a 14-6 win.

The Helper team's catcher takes out a runner and prepares to throw the ball to third to take out another.

Game four brought one of the largest crowds of the day to see one hometown favorite play. Helper went up against Rose Park in what turned out to be an upsetting 10-0 win for Rose Park. Helper played hard but just couldn't get runners home.

Rigby, Idaho verses Roosevelt West was next up at 3 p.m. in another landslide game.Rigby had no trouble defeating the Roosevelt West team 10-0.

In another dramatic game, Kearns American took on Carbon Blue in the last game of the day at 4 p.m. This was a close game for both teams but Carbon couldn't quite pull another run out of the game, ending it with a 4-3 win for Kearns American.

All in all it was a good day full of games even if both Carbon County teams lost their games. They still have the talent and devotion to go far in the series.

Pool play continues today starting at 10 a.m. with Rigby, Idaho vs. Carbon Blue at 10 a.m. Kearns American versus Roosevelt West plays next at 11:30 a.m., Idaho Falls Westside and Alpine play at 12:30 p.m., Morgan verses South Cache at 1:30 p.m., Helper versus Vernal Blue at 3 p.m. and Rose Park versus Washington Terrace at 4 p.m.

Friday and Saturday play will continue in the championship and consolation brackets, all teams playing each day.

Friday's play will consist of double elimination among the 12 teams. Also on Friday, the all-star game will be played at 6:30 p.m.

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