JESUIT-BASED CLUB HOSTS FIELD OF CHAMPIONS:
Delgado Community College and First District American Legion Baseball are pleased to announce that the 2012 Mid-South Regional Tournament will be held at historic "Rags" Scheuermann Field at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium this August.
The tournament gathers the State Champions from Louisiana, Mississippi, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Missouri, as well as host team Retif Oil & Fuel (Jesuit High School - the regular season 1st District champion). The eight teams will meet in a double elimination tournament, which will run from August 9-13. The winner advances to the American Legion World Series. Delgado, the New Orleans Baseball Host Committee, and First District American Legion will serve as the official tournament hosts.
Kirsch-Rooney Stadium is celebrating its 55th season of operation this year. In addition to being the home of the Delgado Community College Dolphins, the storied ballpark also hosts the majority of prep baseball games each spring, as well as American Legion and All-American League games during the summer months. The diamond has hosted thousands of games and generations of fans, making the field the unofficial home of baseball in the Crescent City. The stadium has hosted numerous Southeast Louisiana Regionals and three American Legion State Tournaments (2002, 2004, 2011).
First District American Legion Baseball Commissioner Sidney Parfait: "First District is very proud to partner with Coach Scheuermann and Delgado to host the 2012 Mid-South Regional in the City of New Orleans. We want to show the rest of the country how to present a first class event and set a standard for future tournaments."
Delgado Head Coach Joe Scheuermann: "We take great pride in hosting this prestigious tournament for the first time at Delgado and Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. We look forward to welcoming some of the best players in amateur baseball to New Orleans."
For additional information, please monitor www.delgadoathletics.com or http://www.legion.org/baseball/tournaments/midsouth.