Beginning last Friday, the Mena Bearcats hosted the first annual Mena Baseball Classic at Union Bank Park. Teams from Acorn, Cossatot River, Mena, and Mount Ida competed.
On Friday, the Acorn Tigers matched up with the hosting Bearcats. In what turned out to be a close ballgame, the Bearcats prevailed to an 8-6 victory.
In an action-packed Saturday evening, Cossatot River and Mount Ida squared up in the first contest. After a nine-run first inning, the Mount Ida Lions went on to defeat the Eagles 20-1. In the second game of the day, the Mena Bearcats edged Mount Ida 6-5. In the finale of the classic, the Bearcats took on the Eagles of Cossatot. Mena went on to win the game by a score of 13-5, to finish the classic 3-0. Mount Ida went 1-1, Cossatot River finished 0-2, and the Acorn Tigers 0-1.