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Final Inspections Complete for Dixie Youth Baseball World Series

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DYB commissioner, Wes Skelton and Laurel's recreation department director, Elvin Ulmer look over plans for the upcoming World Series. DYB commissioner, Wes Skelton and Laurel's recreation department director, Elvin Ulmer look over plans for the upcoming World Series.

Dixie Youth Baseball, one of the nation's premier youth baseball leagues, chose Laurel to host it's 3 world series tournaments, beginning August 3rd.

Dixie Youth Baseball Commissioner Wes Skelton spoke about the final inspections at the facilities.

"We had the series here in 2009 and they did a fantastic job and they have some of the best facilites we've every played on."

Elvin Ulmer, Laurel's recreation department director, confidently praised the Laurel Sportsplex.

"[There's] no where else you can go that has the facilities that Laurel [has].

They may have more facilities, but as far as quality of them, they don't," said Ulmer.

"I mean we'll put our facilities up with anyone not only with the state, but throughout the nation."

It's the first time in the organization has ever held all 3 tournaments in one venue, which include Majors (ages 11-12), AAA (ages 9-10) and "O" Zone. 

Skelton explained the benefits of having everything in one place.

"We get the economy of scale to be able to bring 'em here, but still save quite a bit of money.

So, it's a financial impact to our organization as well as being a positive financial impact for Laurel."

Besides logistics, Skelton knows the focus remains on the kids.

"We're here to teach these kids character building traits and baseball is a great vehicle to do that," Skelton proclaimed.

With the agenda we have this year all the kids that come here are going to have a great time."