Players shine in opening ceremonies

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 22, 2005

The Selma Times-Journal

The pageantry of the Dixie Boys baseball tournament will be on display this afternoon during the opening ceremony of the Dixie Boys State Tournament.

The two games were rescheduled following the addition of a tenth team into each the 13-year-old and 14-year-old tournament brackets.

All the teams that

competing in this tournament have already been through two tourneys, a sub-district and a district.

After the district, teams were rewarded with their district’s flag.

Districts 4, 5, 6 and 7. Both of Selma’s teams will carry the "Host" flag.

The flags will be removed, or retired, from the fence following the teams’ second loss and will be turned back over to the district director. The ceremony itself will feature speakers such as Selma’s mayor, James Perkins, Jr., and representatives from Dixie Baseball.

The ceremony will conclude with a prayer and then the playing of the National Anthem.