MIAMI — The City of Miami’s Recreation Division will host the first United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Battle in the Parks baseball tournament this weekend.

Nearly 25 teams will converge in Miami for the two-day event held Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25.

Games will be played at the youth baseball complex on the east side of George Francis Riverview Park as well as Francis Morgan Field located next to the Miami Municipal Pool.

Pool play begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

The last games in the three brackets (14U, 12U and 10U) are at 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday, bracket play will begin at 9 a.m.

Each team is guaranteed three games in the tournament and 41 total games are on tap over the weekend.

Gates will open both days at 8 a.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children (ages 7-15). Children ages 6 and under are free.

Concessions will be available at both fields throughout the event.

For more information, contact Chuck McKibben at 918-542-4435 or by email at