Gene Bennett Baseball Classic begins Thursday

Published 10:35 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Portsmouth — Shawnee State athletics is happy to announce the official schedule for the 2018 Gene Bennett Classic hosted by Shawnee State University.
This year, the GBC will see 14 of the top amateur baseball teams in the region descend upon Portsmouth for four great days of baseball starting June 14 and running through June 17.
The 14 teams will play four games each over the course of the first two days with games beginning Thursday, June 14 at 9 a.m.
After that, all teams in the GBBC will be seeded according to their record (tie breakers have been outlined) for single elimination play that will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 16.
The Gene Bennett Classic is a wood bat tournament with seven inning games and a 10-run rule will apply to all games if necessary. During single elimination play, the home team will be based on higher seed.
The schedule by field and by team is as follows. The schedule is subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
For all scores and updates to the Gene Bennett Classic, and to find the single elimination tournament schedule when it is available, go to
(By Field)
Thursday, June 14th
Branch Rickey Park
Noon: Great Lakes Canadians v Diamond Prospects 17
3 pm: Great Lakes Canadians v Ohio Force 17
6:30 pm: Gene Bennett Classic Opening Ceremony (all teams)
Raceland High School
9 am: Portsmouth Post 23 v Diamond Prospects 15
12 pm: Diamond Prospects 15 v Ohio Force 16
Russell High School
9 am: Russell v Huntington Hounds 16
Noon: Huntington Hounds 16 v Portsmouth Post 23
3 pm: Ohio Force 16 v Russell
Boyd County High School
9 am: Boyd County v Huntington Patriots Red
Noon: Huntington Patriots Red v Boyd County
3 pm: Ashland Post 76 v Boyd County
Wheelersburg High School
9 am: Ohio Force 17 v Ashland Post 76
Noon: Louisville Sun Devils v Huntington Patriots Navy
Valley High School
9 am: Great Diamond Prospects 17 v Louisville Sun Devils
Friday, June 15
Branch Rickey Park
9 am: Diamond Prospects 17 v Huntington Patriots Navy
Noon: Great Lakes Canadians v Louisville Sun Devils
3 pm: Huntington Patriots Red v Ohio Force 17
Raceland High School
Noon: Ashland Post 76 v Diamond Prospects 17
3 pm: Huntington Patriots Navy v Great Lakes Canadians
Russell High School
9 am: Diamond Prospects 15 v Russell
Noon: Russell v Portsmouth Post 23
3 pm: Portsmouth Post 23 v Ohio Force 16
6 pm: Ohio Force 16 v Huntington Hounds 16
Boyd County High School
9 am: Boyd County v Louisville Sun Devils
Noon: Ohio Force 17 v Boyd County
3 pm: Huntington Hounds 16 v Diamond Prospects 15
6 pm: Ashland Post 76 v Huntington Patriots Red
Saturday, June 16
Single elimination tournament begins at 9 am.
All schedules are subject to change and will be updated as soon as possible

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