The fourth annual Cal's Bash men's wooden bat baseball tournament will begin Friday, June 22 and continue through Sunday, June 24 in La Junta. The Strike Zone will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Santa Fe Plaza. This year's entertainment will be provided by Latin Sol. There will be food and beverages and it is open to people of all ages.
Summer and baseball.
Two things that go hand-in-hand.
And for some men, this weekend is the opportunity to step back onto the field.
The fourth annual Cal’s Bash men’s wooden bat baseball tournament will kick off at 8 p.m. Friday with a game at Potter Park in La Junta.
Games will resume at 8 a.m. Saturday at both Potter Park and 22nd Street Field and on Sunday at 22nd Street Field. The championship game will be held at 12 p.m. Sunday at 22nd Street Field, with a second game at 2 p.m., if needed.
Cal’s Bash was started four years ago by Patrick Hill and Mark Encinias. Both discussed the fun and excitement of baseball and thought why not offer the opportunity for old-timers, newcomers and baseball enthusiasts to take the field.
Hill, who has played baseball his entire life, was part of the 2000 La Junta High School state championship team. In college, he played ball at Otero Junior College and Northeastern Junior College.
“This is a great opportunity for people who love the sport to get back on the field,” Hill said. “And proceeds go to a great cause.”?For more information, contact Hill at 469-8736 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Cal’s Bash on Facebook.
This year’s Strike Zone event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Fe Plaza. Admission is $2. This event is open to all ages. Food will be available from Chester’s BBQ and adult beverages will be provided by RMC Distributing.
Latin Sol, a Colorado band from the Denver area, plays a little bit of everything for people who like to dance. They play music ranging from oldies and country to Tejano and salsa to old school, hip hop and funk.
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fun and dancing.
This year, proceeds benefit YBC.