Senior League World Series returns to Easley

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — It’s almost time for the Senior League Baseball World Series.

This marks the second year that Easley has hosted the series after the city hosted the Big League Baseball World Series for 16 years.

The tournament will kick off Saturday at the J.B. “Red” Owens Recreation Complex and run until Aug. 4, tournament director Kimber Nelson said. The championship game on Aug. 4 will be televised on ESPN 2.

Old Market Square will host the series’ Fan Fest at 6:30 p.m. Friday, she said.

“We’ll have Jack n’ Diane’s Dueling Pianos, an introduction to the teams and a lot of vendors coming out,” Nelson said. “It’s really just a fun time. Fans, families — everybody’s welcome, and it’s free to the public.”

While U.S. regional play is still going on, the international teams that will be vying for the championship are known.

The U.S. teams were slated to be finalized this week, Nelson said.

“They’ll play that night and literally hop on a plane the next morning,” she said.

Some of the international teams are already beginning to arrive in Easley.

“The ones from around the world need a little extra day to adjust,” Nelson said.

Each year’s World Series represents a lot of hard work from scores of

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