Arcanum tournment gets rain


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



A young Arcanum baseball player takes his cuts at the Tim Todd Memorial.

A young Arcanum baseball player takes his cuts at the Tim Todd Memorial.


A Bradford batter lays down a bunt against Greenville at the Arcanum Tim Todd Memorial All-Start Tournament.


A Bradford batter takes a turn at the plate in junior high game against Greenville at the weekend Arcanum tournament.


A Bradford player makes a catch at second in an Arcanum tournament game against Greenville.


A Greenville junior high player makes a throw from second in game with Bradford.


A young Greenville batter takes a turn at the Arcanum weekend baseball tournament.


Greenville gets a play at shortstop in weekend tournament game at Arcanum against the Bradford junior high team.


A Greenville runner scores at home in Friday night game at the Arcanum Tim Todd Memorial Tournament.


An Ansonia infielder takes his position in the infield in tournament game at Arcanum.


An Ansonia pitcher throws in a game at the Arcanum Tim Todd Memorial weekend tournament.


An Arcanum hitter takes a turn at the plate in Arcanum weekend tournament.


Volunteers work the concessions at the 10th Annual Tim Todd Memorial All-Start Tournament in Arcanum.


Two Arcanum baserunners head towards third in the Tim Todd Memorial tournament at Arcanum.


ARCANUM – The Tenth Annual Tim Todd Memorial All-Star Tournament did its best to dodge the weekend rain storms that passed through the area over the weekend.

“Tim was a board member for years when I was growing up and his son (Jason Todd) is still involved now,” said Shane Rhodehamel, past Commissioner and President of Arcanum baseball. “Tim’s grandchildren are playing in it now.”

The tournament is held each year on Father’s Day weekend beginning with games on Thursday night through Sunday.

“Tim was a board member and our boys baseball president and commissioner for year,” Rhodehamel stated. “He passed away 11 years ago. They donated some money to the junior baseball so we renamed the All-Star Tournament in remembrance of Tim.

“We have a pretty good turnout,” continued Rhodehamel. “We just started a junior high tournament six years ago and it’s continued to grow. We are up to eight teams in that now and that is played at the high school. Games start on Thursday night and run Friday, Saturday and Sunday.”

The annual weekend tournament draws teams from a wide area filling all the Arcanum baseball diamonds.

“We have games on every diamond all weekend long,” Rhodehamel note. “It’s a pretty good tournament.”

“We can normally rely on most of the Darke County teams Greenville, Arcanum, Ansonia, Tri-Village, Union City, Franklin Monroe when they have enough,” added Rhodehamel. “We have teams in our junior high traveling from Sidney, Anna and here at the park we have Patterson Park and Monroe so we are getting teams from an hour to an hour and a half away.”

Rhodehamel spent 13 years on the board and continues to assist the new board and its members.

“I’m not on the board anymore but I am up here helping the board,” Rhodehamel said. “They take care of the concession stand they take care of the field. I helped get some of the umpires this year and I am coaching one of our junior high teams that is playing at the high school. I am umpiring – just helping out.”

“It’s a good tournament,” concluded Rhodehamel. “Word has spread around.”

A young Arcanum baseball player takes his cuts at the Tim Todd Memorial.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_8-Inch-Tim-Todd-Memorial-Copy-2-.jpgA young Arcanum baseball player takes his cuts at the Tim Todd Memorial.

A Bradford batter lays down a bunt against Greenville at the Arcanum Tim Todd Memorial All-Start Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Bradford-2-.jpgA Bradford batter lays down a bunt against Greenville at the Arcanum Tim Todd Memorial All-Start Tournament.

A Bradford batter takes a turn at the plate in junior high game against Greenville at the weekend Arcanum tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Bradford-3.jpgA Bradford batter takes a turn at the plate in junior high game against Greenville at the weekend Arcanum tournament.

A Bradford player makes a catch at second in an Arcanum tournament game against Greenville.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Bradford-4.jpgA Bradford player makes a catch at second in an Arcanum tournament game against Greenville.

https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Bradford-a.jpg

A Greenville junior high player makes a throw from second in game with Bradford.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Greenville-a.jpgA Greenville junior high player makes a throw from second in game with Bradford.

A young Greenville batter takes a turn at the Arcanum weekend baseball tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Greenville-b.jpgA young Greenville batter takes a turn at the Arcanum weekend baseball tournament.

Greenville gets a play at shortstop in weekend tournament game at Arcanum against the Bradford junior high team.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Greenville-c.jpgGreenville gets a play at shortstop in weekend tournament game at Arcanum against the Bradford junior high team.

A Greenville runner scores at home in Friday night game at the Arcanum Tim Todd Memorial Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Greenville-d.jpgA Greenville runner scores at home in Friday night game at the Arcanum Tim Todd Memorial Tournament.

An Ansonia infielder takes his position in the infield in tournament game at Arcanum.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_ansonia-2.jpgAn Ansonia infielder takes his position in the infield in tournament game at Arcanum.

An Ansonia pitcher throws in a game at the Arcanum Tim Todd Memorial weekend tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Ansonia-a.jpgAn Ansonia pitcher throws in a game at the Arcanum Tim Todd Memorial weekend tournament.

An Arcanum hitter takes a turn at the plate in Arcanum weekend tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Arcanum-c.jpgAn Arcanum hitter takes a turn at the plate in Arcanum weekend tournament.

Volunteers work the concessions at the 10th Annual Tim Todd Memorial All-Start Tournament in Arcanum.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Arcanum-d.jpgVolunteers work the concessions at the 10th Annual Tim Todd Memorial All-Start Tournament in Arcanum.

Two Arcanum baserunners head towards third in the Tim Todd Memorial tournament at Arcanum.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_Arcaunum-b.jpgTwo Arcanum baserunners head towards third in the Tim Todd Memorial tournament at Arcanum.

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or (937) 853-6390-Ext. 1751. Read more news, features and sports a DarkeCountyMedia.com.

Contact Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or (937) 853-6390-Ext. 1751. Read more news, features and sports a DarkeCountyMedia.com.