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|Cal Ripken Tourney Starts With Home Run Derby
|9,10, and 11-year-old baseball teams have converged on Galesburg's Voyles Field this week for the Illinois State Cal Ripken League Tournament.
A home run hitting contest will open the event Wednesday evening at 5:30. The games begin Thursday afternoon, with the Galesburg American 9-year-olds playing Geneseo at 2pm.
Contests continue in the three age divisions, with the double-elimination format concluding Sunday with championship games in each bracket.