Youth teams open tourney play today |

Youth teams open tourney play today

Four separate All Star teams, representing Three Rivers Little League baseball, are scheduled to open district tournament play this afternoon.

Three Rivers will have two 9-to-10 year-old All Star teams and a Major Boys All Star team competing in District 1 tournament games at the Grand Mesa Little League complex in Grand Junction.

Along with Three Rivers, District 1 consists of All Star teams from the Grand Mesa, Orchard Mesa and Monument Little Leagues of Grand Junction, Fruita-Redlands, Cortez and Palisade.

The oldest of Three Rivers’ All Stars teams – the Major Boys – open tournament play in Grand Junction first.

The team of 11-to 12 year-olds squares off against host Grand Mesa at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon.

At 8 p.m., Three Rivers’ 9-10 “B” team faces the Monument All Stars in a first-round contest.

The Three Rivers “A” 9-10 boys team has a bye in the first round.

They begin tournament play at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening against Fruita-Redlands.

The Three Rivers Junior Boys All Stars, whose roster consists of 13- to 14 year old boys from Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and El Jebel, travels to Cortez for their tournament.

They will play the Monument All Stars at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon. The winner plays Cortez in a winners’ bracket game on Tuesday.

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