Play ball: 2012 Grand Forks International baseball tournament is on

The opening ceremony for the 2012 Grand Forks International baseball tournament takes place tonight, although games have already begun.

A member of the UCLA Bruins alumni team takes a swing in a game against the Canada West All-Stars on Thursday morning.

A member of the UCLA Bruins alumni team takes a swing in a game against the Canada West All-Stars on Thursday morning.

The opening ceremony for the 2012 Grand Forks International baseball tournament takes place tonight, although games have already begun.

The ceremony takes place at 7:30 p.m. at James Donaldson Park in Grand Forks with the runner up of the Grand Forks Best Singer contest, Wendy Faulkner, singing the Canadian and American national anthems – Grand Forks Best Singer winner and Wendy’s sister Missy Faulkner was not available.

A game between the Langley Sr. Blaze and the Kamloops Sun Devils will take place afterwards.

For a game schedule, click on page 11 here.

More tournament information here.