WENATCHEE, December 12, 2023 – Wenatchee Youth Baseball is delighted to announce that it has been selected as the host for the 2024 Cal Ripken State Tournament across all four divisions. The tournament is set to take place from Wednesday, July 10th, starting with the Opening Ceremonies, and will run through Saturday, July 13th, showcasing top-tier youth baseball talent.
Morris Park, owned by Wenatchee Youth Baseball and maintained by dedicated volunteers, will be the venue for the 9U and 10U divisions. This premier facility has been an integral part of the Wenatchee Valley for over six decades, embodying a commitment to excellence in youth sports.
For the 11U and Major 70’ divisions, the competition will unfold at Walla Walla Point Park, a remarkable four-plex owned and maintained by Chelan County PUD. With the picturesque Columbia River as a backdrop, the setting promises an unforgettable experience for players and spectators alike.
Encouraging families to extend their stay, Wenatchee Youth Baseball President, Tyler Blakney, expressed excitement about showcasing everything Wenatchee Valley has to offer beyond the tournament. "We want participants and their families to arrive early and stay longer, enjoying the rich offerings of Wenatchee Valley."
The decision to award Wenatchee Youth Baseball the 2024 hosting rights comes on the heels of the success of the 2023 tournament, co-hosted with Eastmont Youth Baseball. Wenatchee World reporter Rand Stevens praised the event, stating, "You could call Wenatchee’s performance across the whole tournament an embarrassment of riches." The full article by Rand Stevens can be accessed here https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/sports/wenatchee-youth-baseball-reaps-rewards-while-co-hosting-cal-ripken-state-championship-with-eastmont/article_44b67b3a-2049-11ee-a285-dbbe73e09719.html
Wenatchee Youth Baseball invites the community to join in the excitement, supporting young athletes and celebrating the spirit of baseball in the heart of the Wenatchee Valley. Additional tournament details will be published at https://wyb.sportngin.com/2024statetournament