RBI Southeast Regional Tournament Begins Tomorrow Morning In Chattanooga

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chattanooga RBI will be hosting the 2014 RBI Southeast Regional tournament, which begins Friday morning on fields throughout the Chattanooga area.  Six leagues throughout the region will be competing in the Junior, Senior and Softball Divisions to earn a berth to the 2014 RBI World Series, the championship tournament of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program. 

RBI teams will be represented by the host Chattanooga RBI (Chattanooga), Atlanta RBI (Atlanta), Bradenton RBI (Bradenton, Fl.), Miami Marlins RBI (Miami, Fl.), River Region Montgomery RBI (Montgomery, Al.) and Tampa RBI (Tampa, Fl.). 

RBI is the Major League Baseball youth initiative that provides young people from underserved and diverse communities with the opportunity to play baseball and softball, while encouraging academic success and achievement, and teaching important life lessons and values.

Locations for the games:

Softball: Warner Park,1254 E. 3rd St.

Junior & Senior Baseball: Notre Dame School , 2701 Vermont Ave.; The McCallie School, 500 Dodds Ave.

Baseball Championships on Sunday AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley

Schedule: (**Note – Baseball teams with the best records after three games play in the championship games; softball in this regional tournament is after four games)

Softball Division @ Warner Park

Friday

·         9 a.m. – Chattanooga RBI vs. Atlanta RBI – Warner Park #1

·         9 a.m. – Miami Marlins RBI vs. River Region Montgomery RBI – Warner Park #2

·         11:30 a.m. – Atlanta RBI vs. Miami Marlins RBI – Warner Park #1

·         11:30 a.m. – Tampa RBI vs. River Region Montgomery RBI – Warner Park #2

·         2 p.m. – Chattanooga RBI vs. Tampa RBI – Warner Park #1



Saturday

·         9 a.m. – Miami Marlins RBI vs. Chattanooga RBI – Warner Park #1

·         9 a.m. – Atlanta RBI vs. Tampa RBI – Warner Park #2

·         11:30 a.m. – River Region Montgomery RBI vs. Chattanooga RBI – Warner Park #1

·         11:30 a.m. – Tampa RBI vs. Miami Marlins RBI – Warner Park #2

·         2 p.m. – River Region Montgomery RBI vs. Atlanta RBI – Warner Park #1



Sunday

·         9 a.m. – (Championship Game at Jim Frost Stadium at Warner Park)



Junior Baseball Division @ Notre Dame School & The McCallie School

Friday

·         8 a.m. – Chattanooga RBI vs. Tampa RBI – Notre Dame

·         10:30 a.m. – Atlanta RBI vs. Miami Marlins RBI – Notre Dame

·         1 p.m. – Bradenton RBI vs. River Region Montgomery RBI – Notre Dame



Saturday

·         8 a.m. – Chattanooga RBI vs. Miami Marlins RBI – Notre Dame

·         10:30 a.m. – Atlanta RBI vs. River Region Montgomery RBI – Notre Dame

·         1 p.m. – Bradenton RBI vs. Tampa RBI – Notre Dame

·         1 p.m. – River Region Montgomery RBI vs. Chattanooga RBI – McCallie School #2

·         3:30 p.m. – Tampa RBI vs. Atlanta RBI – Notre Dame

·         3:30 p.m. – Miami Marlins RBI vs. Bradenton RBI – McCallie School #1



Sunday

·         12:30 p.m. – (Junior Championship Game at AT&T Field)



Senior Baseball Division @ The McCallie School & Notre Dame School

Friday

·         8 a.m. – Chattanooga RBI vs. Miami Marlins RBI – McCallie School #1

·         10:30 a.m. – Atlanta RBI vs. River Region Montgomery RBI – McCallie School #1

·         1 p.m. – Bradenton RBI vs. Tampa RBI – McCallie School #1

·         1 p.m. – River Region Montgomery RBI vs. Chattanooga RBI – McCallie School #2

·         3:30 p.m. – Tampa RBI vs. Atlanta RBI – McCallie School #1

·         3:30 p.m. – Miami Marlins RBI vs. Bradenton RBI – Notre Dame School



Saturday

·         8 a.m. – Chattanooga RBI vs. Tampa RBI – McCallie School #1

·         10:30 a.m. – Atlanta RBI vs. Miami Marlins RBI – McCallie School #1

·         1 p.m. – Bradenton RBI vs. River Region Montgomery RBI – McCallie School #1



Sunday

·         10 a.m. – (Senior Championship Game at AT&T Field)


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