The Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth host team, managed by Tim Owen and coached by Mike Lockhart and Glenn Graves, features top local talent including Woodgrove High School ace Kaleb Bowman. The Wolverine junior and South Carolina commit led Woodgrove to the state playoffs as a sophomore.
Saturday features back-to-back games with two local teams as Virginia State champion Vienna plays the Midwest Plains champ at 4 p.m. followed by Loudoun vs. Southeast at 8 p.m.
Loudoun also plays Middle Atlantic at 8 p.m. on Aug. 18; New England at 8 p.m. on Aug. 19; and Pacific Northwest at 8 p.m. on Aug. 20. Loudoun has a bye on Aug. 21, the final day of pool play.
The top three teams from each of the two pools advance to a single elimination tournament starting Aug. 22 and concluding Aug. 24.
The World Series opens with a banquet on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Loudoun Valley High School and the opening ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. at Fireman’s Field.
American Division pool: Ohio Valley, Southwest, Midwest Plains, Pacific Southwest, Virginia State Champions
National Division pool: New England, Southeast, Middle Atlantic, Pacific Northwest, Host Loudoun County
GLBR Roster (in photo above): Back Row – Coach Mike Lockhart, Hank Biggs, Hunter Gore, Christian McDowell, Adam Lockhart, Kaleb Bowman, Coach Glenn Graves. Middle row – Sam White, Jack Howard, Ryan Hanvey, Trey McDyre, Zach Costello, Manager Tim Owen. Front row: Griffin Buscavage, Austin Rader, Nick Lemanski, Clayton Baine, Kyle Bowles.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: The 2013 13-15-Year-Old Babe Ruth World Series
What are the tournament dates?
Games will be held August 17-24, 2013.
Where are the games being played?
All games will be played at Fireman’s Field, 250 Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, VA 20132.
When do teams arrive?
Teams arrive on August 15 and activities for coaches, league officials and players begin on August 16.
Where will players and coaches stay while in Loudoun?
Tournament officials and coaches will stay at the Best Western in Leesburg, VA. Players will be staying in hotels/motels in the surrounding area. They will not be staying with host families as during previous World Series tournaments held in Loudoun.
When is the opening banquet?
The banquet will be held Friday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Loudoun Valley High School, 340 North Maple Ave., Purcellville, VA. Master of Ceremonies will be Loudoun Hounds President & CEO Bob Farren. The public can attend the banquet, but seating is very limited. The cost is $25 per person. Information about banquet tickets is available at www.loudounbrws.com .
When is the opening ceremony?
The opening ceremony takes place on Saturday, August 17, at 9:00 a.m. at Fireman’s Field. Games begin at 11:00 a.m.
When will the tribute to Don Rose, Sr. take place?
A tribute to the former Babe Ruth Virginia State Commissioner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on August 17 at Fireman’s Field.
How many teams are playing?
Ten teams play in the tournament. A pool play format is used. There will be two divisions of five teams each. Each team will play four games in their own division. The top two teams in each division will play a single game elimination tournament to determine the championship.
What local teams are playing?
The 2013 series includes the Virginia State Championship team from Vienna, VA and host team, the Greater Loudoun Lions. A schedule of games is available at www.loudounbrws.com.
Will the tournament include a Home Run Derby?
A Home Run Derby will be played prior to the 8 p.m. game on August 18, 19, 20 and 21.
What is the cost of a tournament pass?
Tournament passes cost $25 for an individual and $45 for a family (up to four members). Daily tickets cost $7. Children under the age of six are admitted free. Daily admission and tournament passes will be sold at Fireman’s Field beginning August 17.
Where does the public park for the tournament?
Parking at Fireman’s Field is limited. The public is asked to park at Emerick Elementary School, 440 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville. Additional weekend and evening parking is available at Loudoun Valley Community, 320 W. School Street, Purcellville.