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PORT ANGELES — Wilder Baseball, on a 12-game tear, opens its popular 15th annual Dick Brown Memorial Firecracker Classic tonight against a neighboring Canadian team from across the Strait.
Wilder, 13-3, takes on Victoria at 7 p.m.
The area elite team will play the late game through Saturday at Civic Field.
The weather is expected to be sunny and warm for the four-day tournament that starts today and continues through Sunday.
All games will be at Civic Field.
There will be six teams, including Wilder, Sequim, Victoria, Washington Nationals, Kingston and Seattle Titans.
Wilder, Kingston and Victoria are in Group A while Sequim, Washington Nationals and Seattle Titans are in Group B.
The teams play a round-robin in their group and play one team from the other group in the first three days.
Wilder plays at 7 p.m. today through Saturday, taking on Kingston on Friday and Seattle Titans on Saturday after playing Victoria on the Fourth of July.
Sequim, meanwhile, plays Kingston at 4 p.m. today, Seattle Titans at 1 p.m. Friday and Washington Nationals at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Firecracker championship is set for 4 p.m. Sunday between the top two teams in each group, while the second-place teams play at 1 p.m. on the final day and the third-place squads square off at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Wilder has been dominant in its own tournament, winning 12 of the past 14 events, winning seven consecutive titles at one point.
Wilder captured third place last year.