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."