The Class C State Amateur Baseball tournament begins today in St. Cloud at Dick Putz and Joe Faber Field.  The tournament hasn’t been in St. Cloud since 2002 and this will be the first time that Putz and Faber Fields will be used for the tournament.  In 2002 Putz and Cold Spring Park were used.  The Co-Chairs of the tournament in St. Cloud are Andy Auger and Pete Cheeley.  Auger says this is the first time since 1982 at the tournament can be held in one location without needing to drive.

The schedule tonight features Clear Lake vs Lastrup at 5pm at Putz, Waconia vs Stark at 5:30 at Faber, Richmond vs Prior Lake at 7:30 at Putz, and Loretto vs Wilmont at 8pm at Faber.  The tournament continues for the next 3 weekends.  The Class B State Tournament begins in St. Cloud on August 24.