Just as Wilson prepares itself for the invasion of 184 youth soccer teams for the U.S. Youth Soccer Association Region III championships next week, the news arrived Wednesday that the city will host another Babe Ruth World Series — or two.
Mickey Davis of the Wilson County Youth Athletic Association relayed word the organization will host the 2009 Babe Ruth 12-under Softball World Series and the 2010 Babe Ruth Cal Ripken 12U Baseball World Series.
Since 2000, Wilson has hosted six Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. World Series and the WCYAA has done an outstanding job each time.
The reputation of Wilson as a premier youth sports venue continues to grow.