by Ben Posey
The 2013 Pony Slow Pitch World Series is being held this week at the newly renovated Central Park in White Settlement. The games will be played from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. today through Friday.
The White Settlement Youth Association has 2 teams competing in the tournament, which include a Pinto 8U team and a Bronco 12U team. These two teams will be competing against 29 other teams from Louisiana and Texas in pool and bracket play.
On Tuesday night of this week, the grand opening ceremony was held at Brewer High School’s Bear Stadium where the 31 teams had the opportunity to parade around the track in front of hundreds of spectators. A hardy welcome to visitors was given by White Settlement Mayor Jerry Burns along with comments from WSISD Superintendent Frank Molinar, WSYA President Mike Grissom and the local Pony League representative Earl Pruett.
The 2013 World Series games were dedicated to the family of Officer Scott Monier, a White Settlement Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty and to a Fort Worth Police Officer who was wounded and paralyzed in the line of duty.
The ceremony was supposed to have a visit from celebrity personalities for the hit television show Duck Dynasty. There appearance with the teams was delayed due to traffic delays on the way to the stadium.
To see a list of game times, visit http://www.grizzlydetail.com and click on the Pony logo. There is no charge for admission to games at Central Park.