The South Lexington 12-year-old baseball all-stars open play Friday in the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series at Visalia, Calif.
The Ohio Valley Regional champions meet New England Regional champion Raynham, Mass., in the first of its four pool-play games at 5:30 p.m. EDT.
The top three teams in each of the two five-team divisions advance to single-elimination play next week.
South Lexington is one of three youth baseball teams from the city opening play in Cal Ripken World Series this week.
The Southeastern Lexington 10-year-olds open play Saturday in Winchester, Va., and the Southeastern Lexington Major/70 12-year-olds begin their tournament Saturday in Aberdeen, Md.