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Red Devils Classic set for Friday

Thursday, April 19, 2001

CHAFFEE

The 2001 Chaffee Red Devils Classic baseball and softball tournaments are set for Friday.

In the baseball tournament, New Madrid County Central and Perryville will get things started at 3 p.m., followed by Dexter versus Chaffee at 5:45, and Senath versus Shawnee at 8 p.m.

At Scott City's field, Oran will face the Rams at 4:15 p.m. on Friday.

"I think we've got a very good field this year," said Chaffee head coach and tournament director Brian Horrell. "I really like the first round matchups. I don't think there is a clear-cut favorite. You have to go three-deep in pitching, and we're not even that deep. I think it's going to come down to catching a few breaks and who is able to put up some runs."

While Chaffee appears to be the obvious favorite this year, other teams do pose a serious threat.

"For being a small school, I think Oran has shown at times this year they can be a dominant ballclub," said Horrell. "They could be a darkhorse if they can get past Scott City. Some people say Senath is down this year, but they've got a nice tradition. It's going to be tough."

All softball games will be played at Chaffee. Oran will face Charleston and Egyptian will play Scott City at 4 p.m., then East Prairie will face Chaffee and Advance will meet Dexter at 6 p.m.

"I just hope we can get some good weather," said Horrell. "I think fans are going to see some of the best baseball around. I think it's a really great event."