The long tradition of baseball in the Chippewa Valley will continue this weekend in Lake Hallie. The Eau Claire Sports Commission together with the Eau Claire Rivermen baseball team will host the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Regionals on August 11-13 at Hallie Park in Lake Hallie.
According to Regional Tournament Coordinator, Andy Niese, Hallie is one of just four sites to host Wisconsin Amateur Baseball regional games this year. Other locations for semi-finals competition are Stanley, Haugen and Rib Lake.
Games will be played at Hallie Park under the lights Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at noon, 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., and Sunday at noon and 3 p.m. Daily spectator admission to the tournament is $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for youth (9-17), and free for kids 8 and under. A family pass is just $5.00. An extensive concessions menu will be available on the grounds via Bubbles BBQ.
From the weekend competition, two teams will emerge and move onto the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball State Finals tournament to be held in Merrill beginning August 18.
The estimated economic impact from this event is $54,000 to the area.
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