Baseball

Gators, USF to play in Lakeland

Two top-ranked college baseball teams will play in Lakeland this Sunday. And one just happens to be the Florida Gators. Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium will play host to the University of Florida and University of South Florida baseball teams in an exhibition...

Tournament hopes to help strikeout childhood leukemia

A baseball tournament this weekend hopes to do more than showcase young talent, it hopes to help strikeout childhood leukemia as well. Named after Samson Corbeil, the son of Polk State College’s head baseball coach Al Corbeil, proceeds from the tournament will help...
JUCO Twin Classic kicks off full slate of fall baseball

JUCO Twin Classic kicks off full slate of fall baseball

Teams from throughout Florida will descend on both TigerTown and Lake Myrtle Sports Park as the JUCO Twin Classic kicks off Friday, Sept. 21 and continues throughout the weekend. The 29 teams – 14 college teams and 15 high school showcase teams – will take the field...

Lake Myrtle’s busy summer

More than 140 baseball teams rotated through Auburndale’s Lake Myrtle Sports Park by the middle of July, thanks to Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing’s relationship building with and tenacious recruiting of the Wilson Premier Championship West event. “This...
Ugandan teams visit Polk County

Ugandan teams visit Polk County

Two baseball teams from the African nation of Uganda – one U15, the other U18 – as well as a softball team, traveled to Polk County to take part in the Wilson Premier Tournament. The Ugandan players were from the Allen VR Stanley Secondary School for Math and Science...

Homeschool World Series another hit

It was another successful Homeschool World Series, which took place at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale. This year, the event drew 26 teams – six more than last year. In total, nearly 2,000 people came to town to cheer on their team for a $1.5 million...