Gant Municpal Stadium was busy Saturday. For the 46th time, the City of Zanesville hosting a portion of the Babe Ruth State Tourament. Starting today, the tournament will run through July 20th, when it will then send one team to the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament in Owensboro Kentucky.
Day one of the tournament featured two early blow outs, as Hebron beat the Springfield Youth Cal Ripken team 18-1 in five innings to begin the tournament. Game two featured an even more lopsided score, when Licking County beat Springfield Babe Ruth 22-1 in five innings.
The third game of the day featuring the Hebron team returing, and coming back from a 5-1 defict to take Cambridge 7-5, the second win for Hebron on only the first day of the tournament. The nightcap featuring the host Zanesville club taking down Chillicothe 14-4 in five innings.
Sunday’s Babe Ruth Schedule (July 17th)– All Games at Gant Municipal Stadium
Licking County vs. Zanesville, Noon
Springfield Babe Ruth vs. Chillicothe, 2:30 PM
Springfield Youth vs. Loser of Licking County/Zanesville, 5:30 PM
Cambridge vs. Winner of Springfield Babe Ruth/Chillicothe, 8 PM