Spring break is increasingly about high schoolers vacationing in sunny, faraway places.
Area baseball players will mix business with pleasure over the next two weeks as more than two dozen Oklahoma teams participate in prestigious tournaments in Florida, Arizona and North Carolina.
Broken Arrow is one of the major players in the Coach Bob National Invitational, a sprawling, 13-day event with dozens of teams competing in venues across Phoenix, Ariz., and surrounding suburbs.
Owasso participates in the Winter Haven (Fla.) Blue Devil Baseball Classic for the 10th time in 11 years.
Owasso head coach Larry Turner said it’s good to get on the road.
“We get to play somebody different than the teams we normally play, get around some good weather and play good competition,” Turner said.
It’s also a way to enhance the state’s reputation because publications devoted to high school baseball coverage focus so much attention on the big national tournaments.