Demopolis will host 2019 Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament

Commissioner Joe Featherston of Babe Ruth Baseball, Inc., has awarded Demopolis Youth Baseball as the host league for the 2019 Babe Ruth 13-15 Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament. The tournament will take place at the Demopolis Sportsplex in late July 2019. Exact dates have yet to be announced.

“Our Sportsplex is an ideal site for tournaments such as this one, but that’s just the first step. For Commissioner Featherston to commit and honor us with this selection is a leap of faith that our city, our county and our many volunteers will rise to this new challenge,” Art Evans, Alabama District 10 Commissioner, said. “Fortunately, our outstanding tradition as tournament hosts in years’ past weighed favorably on his decision.”

Since 2006, Demopolis Youth Baseball has hosted eight state tournaments and two regional tournaments for its Babe Ruth or Cal Ripken leagues, each of which have had a positive impact on the local economy. It is anticipated that the 2019 Southwest Regional will bring seven teams from leagues in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Mississippi, in addition to the host team from West Alabama, and will be played over five days.

“I want to thank Commissioner Featherston for the honor of hosting the 2019 Southwest Regional.  On behalf of our Board and staff, we accept the challenge and look forward to providing facilities worthy of this event,” Walker Reynolds, Director of the Demopolis Parks and Recreation Department, said.

“I want to commend the Demopolis Youth Baseball Board and the Demopolis Parks and Recreation Board for their efforts in recruiting the 2019 Southwest Regional, and I want to thank Commissioner Featherston for placing his trust in us to host this event,” Demopolis Mayor John Laney said. “Since becoming mayor, I’ve emphasized the City’s willingness to host more events at our beautiful Sportsplex, acknowledging that it takes many years to build the relationships, reputation and trust necessary to be named a host.  This award is just another validation of the work that Walker Reynolds and his staff does at our Sportsplex, and a testament to the dedication of our many volunteers that have made our prior tournaments successful.”

Demopolis Youth Baseball, Inc., is a volunteer, 501(c)3 organization that provides the Demopolis-area youth with opportunities to play the game of baseball.  For more information, please contact our website at

Information on the Southwest Region of Babe Ruth Baseball, Inc., can be found at

Information on Babe Ruth Baseball, Inc., can be found at