First in Cape: Cal Ripken Midwest Regional Tournament, Welcome Athletes and Families!

The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Major 12/70’s Cal Ripken Baseball Midwest Plains Regional Tournament at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex on Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17. This is the first year that the Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting this regional tournament.
There will be eight teams of 12-year-old boys and younger participating from Denver, Colorado; Manchester, Iowa; Kansas; Baxter, Minnesota; Cape Girardeau; Carthage, Missouri; Alliance, Nebraska; and Bismarck, North Dakota. These teams advanced from their respective state tournaments to participate in the Regional.
The City of Cape Girardeau and the Convention and Visitors Bureau are excited to welcome the athletes and families to town. CVB Sales Director Alyssa Phares, “When I say ‘Everyone wins when you play in Cape Girardeau!’ to clients, I mean it. The economic impact of a sporting event on our community extends beyond the hotel/motel room block. Players, coaches and families dine in our restaurants, fill up their tanks at our gas stations, shop at our stores and explore the many family friendly Cape attractions we have to offer. Our location along Interstate 55, between St. Louis and Memphis, makes us an excellent location for regional, state and national sporting events. Between the excellent team at Parks and Recreation and our hospitality partners across the city we are well-prepared and ready to welcome our sports guests this weekend!”
For game time or additional information contact the Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department office at 573-339-6340 or visit