Carpenter Cup Begins Monday

The 24th annual Carpenter Cup baseball tournament, one of the best in the country, begins on Monday with a triple header at the University of Pennsylvania's Meiklejohn Stadium.

The first five days will be at the University of Pennsylvania. The semifinals and finals of this 16-team single-elimination tournament will be held at Citizen's Bank Park. The defending champion is the Suburban One National/Bicentennial.

We'll be sending in periodic reports on this blog on Monday. Here is the schedule for the tournament.

2009 Carpenter Cup Classic Tournament Pairings and Draw

Monday, June 15th - University of Pennsylvania Baseball Stadium at Meiklejohn Stadium

9 a.m . Game 1: Olympic/Colonial vs Suburban One American & Continental.

12:30 p.m. Game 2: Tri-Cape vs. Delaware North.

4 p.m Game 3: Philadelphia Public League vs. Jersey Shore.

Tuesday June 16 - University of Pennsylvania Baseball Stadium at Meiklejohn Stadium

9 a.m. Game 4: Burlington County vs. Delaware County.

12:30 p.m. Game 5: Mercer County vs. Delaware South.

4 p.m. Game 6: Chester County vs. Philadelphia Catholic League.

Wednesday June 17 - University of Pennsylvania Baseball Stadium at Meiklejohn Stadium

9 a.m. Game 7: Suburban One National/Bicentennial vs. Berks County

12:30 p.m. Game 8: Lehigh Valley vs. Inter-Ac/Independents.

Thursday  June 18 - University of Pennsylvania Baseball Stadium at Meiklejohn Stadium

9 a.m. Game 9: Winner of Game 1 vs. winner of Game 2

12:30 p.m Game 10: Winner of Game 3 vs. winner of Game 4

Friday June 19 - University of Pennsylvania Baseball Stadium at Meiklejohn Stadium

9 a.m. Game 11: Winner of Game 5 vs. winner of Game 6

12:30 p.m. Game 12: Winner of Game 7 vs. winner of Game 8

Tuesday June 23 - Citizens Bank Park

10 a.m. Game 13: Winner of  Game 10 vs. winner of Game 9

2 p.m. Game 14: Winner of Game 11 vs. winner of Game 12.

Wednesday June 24 Citizens Bank Park

10 a.m. Game 15 - championship

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