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Wallace Community College and City of Ozark to Host 2018 ACCC Baseball Tournament

(WTVY News 4)
Published: May. 2, 2018 at 10:37 AM CDT
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Wallace Community College and the City of Ozark will sponsor the upcoming 2018 Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) State Baseball Tournament. The tournament will take place Thursday, May 10 through Tuesday, May 15 at historic Eagle Stadium in Ozark.

"We are excited to once again partner with the City of Ozark to bring the Alabama Community College Conference Tournament to the Wiregrass area,” said Ryan Spry, director, student and student campus services. “Every year, top-notch teams and student-athletes compete at historic Eagle Stadium, and this year will be no different, with as many as three nationally-ranked teams taking the field. We are thankful to the City of Ozark for their continued support of this tournament and for the economic development this event affords the local community.”

The City of Ozark and Wallace Community College will sponsor the tournament through 2021.

“This is a great opportunity for Wallace Community College and the City of Ozark to welcome Alabama Community College Conference players and supporters from around the state, and to share a little local history,” said Dr. Linda C. Young, president of Wallace Community College-Dothan. “The atmosphere in Eagle Stadium makes for a unique experience. This is the best of college baseball.”

Built in 1946, Eagle Stadium was home to the Ozark Eagles of the Class “D” Alabama State League. It is one of the few remaining stadiums connected to the heyday of minor league professional baseball right after World War II. In 2012, Eagle Stadium was listed as a Historical Site through the Alabama Historical Commission.

Tickets are $10 daily or $35 for a tournament pass.

The tournament bracket is available at www.acccathletics.com. Fans can follow the tournament via webcast on www.acccathletics.com or www.jockjive.com.

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