Phenix City’s Idle Hour Sports Complex will be a busy place tomorrow night as the local parks and recreation facility will be the site of four Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball Alabama state tournaments. The complex will play host to the 9U, 11U, 13U and 14U divisions of the league.

The Phenix City 9U All-Stars enter the state tournament for their age division as the District 5 champions, a title the team earned on its home fields just a few weeks ago. The 11U All-Stars were the District 5 runner-up team. The 13U and 14U teams did not play district tournaments.

While Phenix City will play host to four age divisions, local teams will seek to win titles in five other locations.

The 5-6 year old All-Stars will head to Monrovia for their state championship. The 7U Coach Pitch All-Stars will play for the state title in Lineville. The 8U Coach Pitch All-Stars will be in Daphne for their state tournament. The 10U All-Stars are headed to Florence to play for the state trophy. The 12U All-Stars play for the state crown in Covington County. Phenix City’s 15U All-Stars will compete for the state title in Sylacauga.

There will be 12 Phenix City All-Star teams competing for their division’s state titles beginning tomorrow. The local Cal Ripken Jr. league will have two 5-6 year-old teams, one 7 year-old team, two 8U teams, one 9U team, one 10U team, one 11U team, two 12U teams, one 13U and one 15U team in the Alabama state tournaments.

Phenix City had the 2021 state champions in the 10U and 12U divisions.

The 5-6 year-olds, 7 year-olds, 9U, 10U, 11U and 12U All-Star teams that win state titles will advance to Regional tournaments beginning on July 7 at various locations. Alabama will play host to the 5-6 year-olds’ Regional in Mobile and the 8U division in a Regional in Daphne.

The 13U and 15U All-Star team Regionals begin on July 14. The 13U All-Star state title winners will play in Mobile.

Teams in the 8U division have a World Series in Ocala, Fla., beginning July 29th. The 9U World Series is in Jensen Beach, Fla., beginning July 29th. The 10U World Series is in Vincennes, Ind., on August 4th. The 11U World Series is in Jensen Beach, Fla., on July 29th. The 12U World Series is on August 3rd in Branson, Mo. The 13U World Series is August 10th in Glen Allen, Va. The 15U World Series is August 11th in Stafford County, Va.

The 5-6 year-olds and 7 year-olds do not have a World Series.