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Amateur baseball league world series coming to Cheyenne

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 8, 2017 at 2:31 p.m.



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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An international youth baseball association has chosen Cheyenne to host one of its age-18-and-under world series later this year.

The Continental Amateur Baseball Association has more than 5,000 teams among its affiliates in the United States and Canada. CABA plans to hold its 18U Wood Bat World Series from Aug. 4 to Aug. 12, featuring 16 teams from across the western half of the continent.

CABA Northwest Director of Program Development Steve Avila tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle (http://bit.ly/2mZXfTt) that marquee teams from California, Canada, Colorado, New Mexico and elsewhere will be at the tournament.

Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr says Cheyenne was brought to CABA's attention by the Cheyenne Mustangs, a local high school-age baseball team.

Mustangs Coach Rick Thompson says the event will attract college coaches and professional scouts.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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