While Alton is hosting American Legion Baseball this weekend, the village of Bethalto will be hosting some of the top young baseball and softball players from the U.S. and Canada. Game Day USA All-Star Weekend runs today and tomorrow at the Bethalto Sports Complex and is open to the public.
Opening ceremonies take place today (Sat) at 9am on Field 1 with player evaluations to follow. Once the teams are chosen, all-star games will begin at Noon. Bethalto Mayor Alan Winslow tells the Big Z, bringing 100 or more players and their families to town will be good for business:
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More than 500 visitors are expected throughout the weekend. On Sunday, the Wilson Skills Competition and Home Run Derby will begin at 8am, with more games to follow at 10am.