The Enid Majors begins defense of their American Legion national baseball championship today in the Mid-South Regional in Crowley, La.
Enid (40-21) is scheduled to play a doubleheader against Tupelo, Miss., with the first game set for a 1 p.m. start.
The eight-team regional is a double-elimination format, with the tournament champion advancing to the World Series in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Several Enid players participated in football workouts on Tuesday before leaving for Louisiana. Austin Box, who was the Oklahoma state baseball tournament Most Valuable Player, was one of 68 players who reported to Enid High School football practice.
Box is tabbed to play quarterback and linebacker for Enid. He has orally committed to play linebacker for Oklahoma, beginning with the 2007 season.