Regional tourney brackets released


The brackets for the Babe Ruth Softball Southwest National Regional Tournament that will be held in Terrebonne Parish this week have been released.

The event begins Wednesday and ends on Sunday. More than 50 teams will be featured from age groups T-ball (6), 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.

Terrebonne Parish will be represented with one team per age each age group (except for the 14-year-old group), and games will be played at the Westside Girls Softball Complex on Martin Luther King Boulevard (8s, 12s, 16s), the Broadmoor Fields in the Broadmoor Subdivision in west Houma (10s and 14s) and the Dularge fields (T-ball and 18s).

Tickets prices are $6 for adults $4 for children 12 and under.

Most teams will play warm-up games on Wednesday and Thursday, but bracket play starts Thursday for the 12s, 10s and 8s and Friday for everyone else.

In the 18-year-old division, Terrebonne Parish opens bracket play at 12:15 on Friday against Cotulla, Texas, in the five-team, double elimination bracket at the Bayou Dularge Complex.

In the 16-year-old division, Terrebonne Parish opens bracket play against the Gulf Coast Thunder at 12:15 p.m. Friday at the Westside Girls Complex in the five-team double elimination tournament.

In the 12-year-old division, Terrebonne Parish plays Cotulla, Texas, at 9 a.m. Thursday to open bracket play in the 11-team double-elimination tournament.

In the 10-year-old division, Terrebonne Parish plays Cotulla, Texas, at 1 p.m. Thursday to open bracket play in the 11-team doubled-elimination tournament at the Broadmoor Fields.

In the 8-year-old division, Terrebonne Parish plays Patterson at 3 p.m. Thursday to open bracket play in the eight-team double-elimination tournament at the Westside Girls Complex.

In the 6-year-old division, Terrebonne Parish plays Hamburg, Arkansas at 9 a.m. Friday to open bracket play in the 4-team doubled-elimination tournament.

The winner of the 12 and 16 age groups will qualify for the Babe Ruth World Series (12s in Florida, 16s in North Carolina), and the second-place teams from each age group will have the option of attending the World Series but must pay their own way.

Any team that participates in the Houma regional also qualifies for a national tournament in Florida called the Extreme National Tournament later in the summer.