A total of 33 teams met in Carbon County over the weekend to compete in the Black Diamond Baseball Tournament. This tournament, organized by local Erika Alford, has been hosted in the area for four consecutive years and is greatly successful in getting youngsters active while welcoming visitors to Castle Country.
Teams hailed from Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. The winners of the tournament were Montrose for 10U and 13U, Carbon Crushers for 11U, the Eastern Utah Sliders for 12U and North Sanpete for 15U. Alford wished to express sincere appreciation to Brett Cammans and Brianna Welch, as well as her crew from Price City, for their hard work. She continued by stating that the fields looked amazing and the city workers were greatly supportive.
The field in Wellington was also utilized during the tournament and was greatly cared for to prepare for the playing times. For this fourth year of the tournament, Alford remarked that it was a huge success and that teams are already signing up for the next year.
“We are a small team with no volunteers, but we had an extremely successful tournament,” Alford stated.
Alford continued in expressing her thanks by citing Gopher Kiahtipes for donating food for the barbecue that was hosted at the Dino Mine in Price on Friday evening. Theresa and Marty of Grogg’s Brewing Company also had a hand in donating gift certificates for a hosted raffle. Swire Coca Cola was cited by Alford for donating drinks for the meal.