Now, it’s time for the District I All-Star tournaments at Governors Field in Carson City to bring out the fireworks.
Opening ceremonies will start at 3:30 p.m. today with the first games starting at 5:30 p.m. Sparks fans will get a huge helping of local youth baseball excitement tonight as two pairs of Sparks teams will face off against each other.
In the 9/10’s, Sparks Centennial and Sparks National face off at 5:30 p.m. The winner earns a matchup with Carson Valley at 8 p.m. Thursday night. The loser won’t play again until Friday at 5:30 p.m.
In the 10/11’s, the Centennials and Nationals will follow their younger counterparts and will go head-to-head at 8 p.m. tonight. The winner will benefit from a good draw, facing a historically weak North Valleys squad in the quarterfinals at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The winner will also be on the opposite side of the bracket as Washoe, the perennial favorite to win the tournament. The loser of the Centennials-Nationals matchup drops into the losers’ bracket and will try to stay out of the consolation bracket in its 8 p.m. Friday game.
The 11-12-year-old All-Stars don’t start until Saturday. The Sparks Nationals open up against Reno American at 7:30 p.m. The Sparks Centennials will wait until the next day thanks to a bye. Carson City is the first opponent for the Centennials at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Championship games will start on July 6 for the two younger groups, while the 12-year-old championship starts on July 10. ‘If’ games will be played a day later.