Aaron Colen, Sports Editor, Aaron.Colen@chickashanews.com
Alex High School will be the site of the 2013 Grady County High School Baseball Tournament, which begins Thursday afternoon.
The Alex High School baseball field has had some recent improvements, including a brand new scoreboard and lights.
The Longhorns will play in the first game of the tournament against No. 13 Rush Springs (2A).
The Redskins will play Alex at 1 p.m. Thursday, and are 13-1 this season. Rush Springs hasn't lost since March 14 on the road against 6A U.S. Grant.
The Verden Tigers will play defending runner-up Amber-Pocasset at 3 p.m. Thursday.
At 5 p.m., Minco will play Ninnekah, and in the final game of the evening, defending champion Union City will play the Ninnekah junior varsity team.
The semifinal games in the winners' bracket are scheduled to be played at 1 and 7 p.m. Friday, and the consolation bracket semifinal games will be at 3 and 5 p.m.
The championship game is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, the consolation championship is at noon, and the third-place game is set for 2 p.m.
The Grady County Junior High Baseball Tournament will be held at the Chickasha Sports Complex April 8-9, with the championship game scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Alex High School.
Monday's games will be played at 4 and 5:45 p.m. on fields 5 and 7 at the sports complex. Consolation semifinals are Monday at 7:30.