Peabody to host state baseball tourney for 9-and-under teams this weekend

A 9-and-Under baseball state tournament is being held this weekend at Peabody City Park.

The tournament is hosted by a Cottonwood Valley all-star team. Marion County players on the team are Dylan Deines of Ramona, Kyle Riffel of Tampa, Dakota Stimpson of Marion, Brandon Entz of Peabody and Clayton Philpot of Peabody.

A skills competition will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and the tournament starts at noon Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Bracket play begins Monday noon. Games will be played every two hours.

An opening ceremony is planned for 6:45 p.m. Friday. Fireworks will follow the 6:45 p.m. contest Saturday.