La Junta Hosts Hampton Inn Classic This Weekend

The Annual Hampton Inn Baseball Classic is back this year. The field includes: 6 3A teams (Lamar, Gunnison, University, Weld Central, Valley & La Junta) and 2 4A teams (Vista Peak &  Fort Morgan). The field also includes 4 teams who are ranked in the Top-10 in Class 3A (#1 Lamar, #2 Valley, #4 Universtiy & #9 La Junta) and one team receiving votes in the polls (Weld Central 16 votes). Also one team from 4A receiving votes in the poll (Fort Morgan 2 votes). A returning state champion also is in the field this year (Valley). The tournament gets underway Thursday evening and runs through Saturday evening. Games will be played at 22nd Street Field and Potter Park.


BRACKET:

 

SCHEDULE:

Quarterfinals

Thursday March 22 (Potter Park)

Game 1: Lamar Savages def. Gunnison Cowboys: 18-2

Game 2: La Junta Tigers def. Fort Morgan Mustangs: 5-4

Friday March 23 (22nd Street Field)

Game 3: University Bulldogs def. Weld Central Rebels: 18-4 *5 Innings*

Friday March 23 (Potter Park)

Game 4: Valley Vikings def. Vista Peak Bison : 8-6

 

Consolation Semifinals/Championship Semifinal

Friday March 23 (22nd Street Field)

Game 5 (Consolation Semifinal): Weld Central Rebels def. Gunnison Cowboys: 4-3

Game 7 (Championship Semifinal): Lamar Savages def. University Bulldogs: 5-4

Friday March 23 (Potter Park)

Game 6 (Consolation Semifinal): Fort Morgan Mustangs def. Vista Peak Bison: 18-0 *5 Innings*

Game 8 (Championship Semifinal): La Junta Tigers def. Valley Vikings: 11-9

 

7th Place/5th Place

Saturday March 24 (22nd Street Field)

Game 9 (7th Place): Vista Peak Bison def. Gunnison Cowboys: 7-3

Game 10 (5th Place): Weld Central Rebels vs. Fort Morgan Mustangs: 8-7 *8 Innings*

 

3rd Place/Championship

Saturday March 24 (Potter Park)

Game 11 (3rd Place): University Bulldogs def. Valley Vikings: 12-4

Game 12 (Championship): La Junta Tigers vs. Lamar Savages: 5-4


**Lamar games will be broadcast on AM 920 out of Lamar**

**La Junta game will be broadcast on AM 1400*

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