Rhinelander will be hosting the 4th annual Hodag Memorial Invitational Youth Baseball Tournament on May 24, 25 & 26. The tournament will have four age divisions, with players ranging from 9-12 years old.
As an annual tradition, parents and local players collaborate with city parks employees on Friday afternoon and evening in getting field ready for hosting this event. Parents volunteer their time to assist in getting the field and grounds at Hodag Park in tip top shape.
Games begin Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. and will finish around 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening. Play continues Sunday with same format. Games are played at both Mel Mode Field and the Minor Field. There will be 24 games played over the two day tournament.
In all, 17 teams will be participating. The 14 out of town teams is a record high. There will be three Rhinelander traveling teams playing. In addition to teams from northern and central Wisconsin, there will be multiple teams from the fox valley area.
Many of the teams spend the weekend on vacation over Memorial Day weekend in Rhinelander, dining out, lodging, and shopping in the northwoods. Any local businesses interested in sponsorship for the tournament or for Rhinelander Youth Traveling Baseball may contact Paul Johnson at 715-282-6808....-->READ MORE