Three of Lebanon’s finest all-star baseball teams will be stating their cases as state tournament action gets underway.
Both Lebanon Youth Baseball major-league all-star teams will open Dixie Youth O-Zone state tourney play today in Sweetwater in opposite brackets.
The Lebanon Nationals will play one of the first two games, at 11:30 a.m. CDT, against Harriman. Another game will get underway at the same time on another field.
The Lebanon Americans will face Savannah at 7 p.m. Win or lose, both teams will return to action Friday in the 16-team, double-elimination tournament.
Lebanon’s Baird Park will be the site for the 15-under Babe Ruth state tournament beginning Friday at Charles A. Eskew Field.
The Lebanon Lions will face Tullahoma at 8 p.m. after Cookeville faces Marshall County at 6. The Cookeville-Marshall County winner will catch Elizabethton at 11 a.m. Saturday.
This tournament is also a double-elimination event.