The New London Clipper Legion Baseball Tournament gets under way Thursday, July 10, and continues through Sunday, July 13, at Hatten Park.
Teams from Manawa, Clintonville, Bonduel and Wittenberg/Tigerton will join the Clippers in competing for the tournament championship.
The July 10 schedule includes Manawa vs. Clintonville at 5:30 p.m. and Wittenberg/Tigerton vs. New London at 8 p.m.
Games slated for Friday, July 11, are Manawa vs. Wittenberg/Tigerton at 5:30 p.m. and Bonduel vs. New London at 8 p.m.
The Saturday, July 12, schedule is Clintonville vs. Wittenberg/Tigerton at 2 p.m., Manawa vs. Bonduel at 5 p.m. and Clintonville vs. New London at 8 p.m.
Games scheduled for July 13 are Bonduel vs. Clintonville at 2 p.m. Wittenberg/Tigerton vs. Bonduel at 5 p.m. and Manawa vs. New London at 8 p.m.
The Clippers have a busy week with six games in six days, which began with their game against Freedom July 8. The team also visited Little Chute July 9.
“One of our biggest nights of the year is Saturday, July 12, when we play against Clintonville for our George Huntley Night,” Clippers coach Jim Thorpe said. “This year’s award recipient is Jim Stern. Jim will receive the award with his wife Rose and many members of the Stern family.”
Stern played for the Clippers and coached the team for more than 20 years. He continues to be involved with the team’s operating fundraising efforts.
The Clippers had a bad stretch last week, losing two games to Shawano by scores of 6-5 and 7-4. The Clippers were rained out against Kaukauna and dropped a 5-0 decision to Menasha.
Meanwhile, the junior varsity team has been rolling right along, improving its record to 7-3 with recent wins.