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Tourney town

September 23, 2003

Albany--The city of Albany will be rolling out the red carpet next spring for a pair of college baseball conference tournaments and two more national softball tournaments.

Mayor Tommy Coleman and the Albany Recreation and Parks Department making that announcement today at a press conference in downtown Albany. The Georgia Junior College Athletic Conference, which includes Albany's Darton College, will hold their conference tourney May 6-9th at the Paul Eames Complex. That tournament follows the Great South Athletic Conference's tournament on May 1st through the 3rd (2004).

In addition to the baseball tournaments, Gordon Park will host two separate ASA Slow Pitch Softball Tournament's. Mayor Coleman says the quality of the city's facilities played a big part in getting all four of these tournaments.

"That's the reason we have them. Not only for our benefit and for our kids and adults who want to play baseball, basketball and other sports here in Albany. But to use those to bring people from other parts of the country into Albany so they can spend their dollars here and enjoy the Good Life City," Coleman said.

The city of Albany last hosted the Georgia Junior College Conference Tournament in the spring of 2001.

The two national softball tournaments coming to town are the ASA Girls 16 and under Slow-Pitch National Championship and the Men's Major Industrial Slow-Pitch National Championship.

Those tourneys are tentatively scheduled for July 30th-August 1st and Labor Day Weekend 2004 respectively.

Posted at 5:00pm by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

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