Baseball: Curt Daniels Invitational starts Wednesday

The six-day tournament opens at Propstra Stadium

If it’s Independence Day week, it must be time for the Curt Daniels Invitational Baseball Tournament.

The annual event, which brings together a dozen baseball teams featuring high school age players from throughout the Northwest, begins Wednesday and lasts through Monday.

“It’s always fun to get a lot of the top players around and honor Curt,” said Ben McGrew, the tournament director. 

The 2019 Curt Daniels Invitational Baseball Tournament begins today at Propstra Stadium. The six-day tournament features 12 teams of high school age players from throughout the Northwest. Photo by Mike Schultz
The 2019 Curt Daniels Invitational Baseball Tournament begins today at Propstra Stadium. The six-day tournament features 12 teams of high school age players from throughout the Northwest. Photo by Mike Schultz

It is important, he said, that today’s players understand the legacy of Daniels with the game of baseball in the area. Daniels was the head coach at Columbia River and Hudson’s Bay, as well as a scout for the Chicago White Sox. He was instrumental in youth baseball all over the Northwest.

Daniels died in 2003 after a battle with cancer.

The field at Propstra Stadium is named Daniels Field for Curt and his father, Al.

A special guest will start this year’s Curt Daniels Invitational at Propstra Stadium. Curt’s mother, 93-year-old Barb Daniels, will throw out the first pitch before the 12:30 p.m. game, the Vancouver Cardinals vs. the Portland Baseball Club. 

The Vancouver Mavericks will take on Gunderson Baseball at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The tournament will move to Concordia University in Portland and Columbia River High School for Thursday’s games. (Propstra is unavailable Thursday due to nearby Fourth of July celebrations.)

From Friday through Sunday, there will be games all day at Propstra Stadium and Concordia University.

Championship Monday will bring the semifinals and the finals to Propstra Stadium.

Cost is $5 per day. Fans can watch as many games as they want, per day, at that price.

Here is the schedule for the 2019 Curt Daniels Invitational:

Wednesday, July 3

At Propstra Stadium

12:30 p.m. — Vancouver Cardinals vs. Portland Baseball Club

3 p.m. — Vancouver Mavericks vs. Gunderson Baseball

Thursday, July 4

At Concordia University, Portland

Noon: Vancouver Cardinals vs. Narrows Baseball Club

2:30 p.m. — Boys of Summer vs. Seattle Stars

5 p.m. — Portland Baseball Club vs. Baden

At Columbia River HS

1 p.m. — Lakeside Recovery vs. Vancouver Mavericks

3:30 p.m. — Southridge Bandits vs. Spokane Dodgers

6 p.m. — Kirkland Merchants vs. Gunderson Baseball

Friday, July 5

At Propstra Stadium

10:30 a.m. — Portland Baseball Club vs. Seattle Stars

1 p.m. — Narrows Baseball Club vs. Boys of Summer

3:30 p.m. — Baden vs. Boys of Summer

6 p.m. — Baden vs. Vancouver Cardinals

At Concordia University, Portland

11:30 a.m. — Gunderson Baseball vs. Southridge Bandits

2 p.m. — Spokane Dodgers vs. Lakeside Recovery

4:30 p.m. — Spokane Dodgers vs. Kirkland Merchants

7 p.m. — Vancouver Mavericks vs. Kirkland Merchants

Saturday, July 6

At Propstra Stadium

10:30 a.m. — Southridge Bandits vs. Kirkland Merchants

1 p.m. — Southridge Bandits vs. Lakeside Recovery

3:30 p.m. — Gunderson Baseball vs. Lakeside Recovery

6 p.m. — Spokane Dodgers vs. Vancouver Mavericks

At Concordia University, Portland

11:30 a.m. — Baden vs. Seattle Stars

2 p.m. — Narrows Baseball Club vs. Seattle Stars

4:30 p.m. — Narrows Baseball Club vs. Portland Baseball Club

7 p.m. — Vancouver Cardinals vs. Boys of Summer

Sunday, July 7

At Propstra Stadium

10:30 a.m. — Narrows Baseball Club vs. Baden

1 p.m. — Portland Baseball Club vs. Boys of Summer

3:30 p.m. — Vancouver Cardinals vs. Seattle Stars

At Concordia University, Portland

11:30 a.m. — Lakeside Recovery vs. Kirkland Merchants

2 p.m. — Vancouver Mavericks vs. Southridge Bandits

4:30 p.m. — Spokane Dodgers vs. Gunderson Baseball

Monday, July 8

At Propstra Stadium

10 a.m. — Semifinal No. 1

12:30 p.m. — Semifinal No. 2

3 p.m. — Championship game

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