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The 2013 Babe Ruth 16U Softball World Series will be held in Wilson, North Carolina, and will be hosted by the Wilson County Youth Athletic Association. The World Series will be played at the Onnie Cockrell Athletic Complex located at Rock Ridge Elementary School.
The W.C.Y.A.A. has previously hosted the 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2009 Babe Ruth 12U Softball World Series, 2001 13-Year-Old World Series, 2004 and 2006 14-Year-Old Baseball World Series along with last year's 16U World Series.
Over the past 13 years, the W.C.Y.A.A. has also hosted six Babe Ruth Regional Tournaments, fourteen Babe Ruth State Tournaments, and 15 District Tournaments. The W.C.Y.A.A. was established in 1953 and incorporated in 1990. Activities offered include softball, baseball, tackle football, boy's and girl's basketball, girl's volleyball, flag football, and soccer. The W.C.Y.A.A. had over 3,500 children participate in its program during the 2007-2008 Athletic Season.
The Onnie Cockrell Athletic Complex Field Number One is an outstanding site for the World Series. The field is located in a hole surrounded by pines trees and a large, sloped hill that is perfect for lawn chairs and blankets. A new press box has been built near the third base dugout and additional seating will be increased to over 3,000.
Incorporated in 1849, Wilson is located 45 miles east of Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina. Wilson boasts a collection of historic buildings and faithfully preserved fine southern homes.
Wilson is known as the "City of Antiques" and "The City of Trees". We are very proud of the Imagination Station, Eastern North Carolina's only hands-on Science Museum. Wilson has 35 public parks, four recreational centers, three motion pictures theatres, four 18-hole golf courses, one bowling alley, 40 tennis courts, and 2 city owned swimming pool complexes.
Wilson offers numerous restaurants featuring great seafood, steak, and barbeque pork. Great Landmarks
include Parker's BBQ, Bill's BBQ, Dick's Hot Dogs, Silver Lake Oyster Bar, Texas Steakhouse, Chili's, Ruby Tuesdays, and The BeefMastor. Wilson also has over 1,000 motel rooms available.
Wilson County has a population of over 75,000. It offers two regional airports near the City of Wilson and a major international airport near Raleigh, North Carolina.
The W.C.Y.A.A. is very proud to host the 2012 Babe Ruth 16U Softball World Series. Our many hard working volunteers and southern hospitality will make your stay in Wilson a very enjoyable one.