PRESS RELEASE – Four local high school teams will again compete for local bragging rights and the prestigious 3-foot Canaligator Bobble Head Trophy in the sixth annual Lowell Spinners High School World Series to be held Monday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 25.
The tournament, the first baseball event run by the Spinners each year, is about more than just baseball as a graduating senior from each team will be awarded a $500 scholarship based upon leadership qualities and social responsibility displayed within their local communities.
This year’s tournament represents a return to the tournament for Billerica High School, replacing 2010 fourth place finisher, Tewksbury. They will vie with the returning champions from Andover High School, as well as Lowell and Dracut, for the rights for the ultimate prize.
“We are thrilled to once again turn LeLacheur Park into a field of dreams for these outstanding student-athletes,” said Spinners President and General Manager Tim Bawmann. “We welcome the teams and their fans to make LeLacheur Park their home for the tournament.”
The first round will take place Monday, May 23 when Lowell takes on Andover at 5 p.m. New-comer Billerica will look to follow in the foot-steps of Andover, the new entrant in 2010, when they take on Dracut at approximately 7 p.m. The Championship Game will take place Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m., with the elimination game will take place at 5 p.m.
The fourth place team will be replaced for the 2012 tournament to ensure another local community will receive the chance to participate.
Admission to the Lowell Spinners World Series is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Senior Citizens and children 12-years-old and under will be admitted for free. All of the money raised at the gate will go towards Lowell Spinners Charities.
“Baseball is about creating memories,” said Bawmann. “These games create the memories of a lifetime and we are just happy to be a part of the event.”
Fans who cannot attend can listen to the action live at 980 WCAP or online at http://www.980wcap.com.