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Quincy plans for new travel baseball tournament

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The future of Tri-State travel baseball could be right here in Quincy, as Moorman-Wavering Park is set to be the scene for 22 travel ball tournaments starting this spring.

Organizers of the first Q-Town tournament said they hope to have over 100 teams signed up by the time of the first pitch on April 10.

Organizers said it makes it so local families don't always have to travel to tournaments outside the area.

They said there's a lot Quincy has to offer.

"There is a lot to do at the Quincy parks with the put put golf, batting cages, kayaks, paddle boats and fishing," organizer Darin Dodd said. "All of that stuff in between games instead of just sitting around for a couple hours, sometimes three hours or four hours until your next game."

Organizers said the park's turf fields will also reduce the likelihood of games getting rained out.

Quincy park district officials say it's a great way to attract people to the city.

"Bringing other towns in the community to see what Quincy has to offer," Recreation program manager Tyler Laing said. "Restaurants, businesses, it's a good opportunity that we can have."

Tournaments will run from April until July.

Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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