Nicholas Sparks Officially Opens Cal Ripken 10U SE Regional Tournament

Best selling author Nicholas Sparks threw out the first pitch at the opening ceremonies of the 10 and under Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Tournament in New Bern on Wednesday.

20 teams from all over the Southeast will be playing in the tournament that gets underway Thursday morning at Creekside Park in New Bern.

Two teams from the WITN viewing area will be vying for the title. Host team New Bern and the all-stars from Winterville, N.C.

Each team is gauranteed four games during pool play Thursday through Saturday with a single elimination bracket format det for the championship.

Here's the schedule of games involving the all-star teams New Bern and Winterville:

10:00 am - Field #4 Winterville vs. Wakulla, Florida
12:30pm - Field #2 New Bern vs. South Lakeland, Florida

10:00 am - Field #3 New Bern vs. Mara, North Carolina
12:30am - Field #3 Winterville vs. Halifax County, Virginia
5:30pm - Field #1 New Bern vs. Cookville, Tennessee
5:30pm - Field #3 Winterville vs. Newbern, Tennessee

10:00am - Field #2 New Bern vs. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
10:00am - Field #4 Winterville vs. Nassau, Bahamas

* Championship game set for Sunday at 1pm.