Technically it was still spring, but the boys of summer got an early start this month at Patriots Park, where the Columbia County Recreation Department staged machine-pitch and combo-league baseball tournaments.
Each event featured 11-team brackets, and were played June 13-15.
In the boys combo tournament, the Yankees cruised to victory in the championship game last Saturday. The Braves finished second.
In the boys machine-pitch final, the Tigers earned the title with a win over the Cardinals.
The Columbia County Recreation Department will play host to two more youth tournaments in July - the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association 9- and 10-year-old "Mite" live-pitch boys baseball tournament, and the GRPA 9- and 10-year-old girls fastpitch softball tournament are both scheduled for July 17-20.
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