Play ball! Irvine Pony Memorial Day Baseball Tourney gets under way with 220 teams – Orange County Register

Irvine Pony Baseball welcomed players from 220 teams, including 13 squads from Mexico, during opening day ceremonies Thursday, May 25, at Harvard Park in Irvine for the league’s 27th annual Memorial Day Tournament.

Among those in attendance was Irvine Mayor Donald P. Wagner, who welcomed the teams and their fans. Wagner said his son played in previous Pony tournaments.

This year’s tournament runs through Monday, May 29.

“I’m very familiar with the wonderful experiences these kids are going to have,” Wagner said.

Wagner was presented with gifts from Mexico, including a basket of cookies, a pen set and a jersey similar to a Dodger jersey which had ‘Mexico’ inscribed on the front.

“It’s a wonderful event and it’s a great tournament; every year it grows and we get more and more international visitors,” Wagner said in an interview.

Irvine Pony President Brad Gramlich also welcomed all the…

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