Boyertown will open play in the American Legion World Series in Bartlesville, Okla., this afternoon against the Bryant (Ark.) Blacksox.
Bryant, 41-9 overall, emerged from the Mid-South with a 4-1 tournament record, while Boyertown, at 52-8, went 5-1 in capturing the Mid-Atlantic crown at West Lawn, Pa.
Both teams have been hot at the plate. Boyertown's average was a hefty .359 in tournament play, while Bryant hit .358.
Today's winner will advance tomorrow against the winner between Eden Prairie (Minn.) and Tucson (Ariz.). The losers of those two games will play in the other game.