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May 13, 2021

Batesville Pioneer athletics announces that First Community Bank will again be the presenting sponsor for the 2021 Pioneer Classic baseball tournament, starting with the 1A – 4A division on March 26 and 27, and the 5A – 7A division on April 2 and 3. The 2021 field will host 17 teams from across the state of Arkansas. All games during the Pioneer Classic will take place at the Terry Sims Diamond Sports Complex.

“After having to cancel last year’s tournament, we are thrilled to be able to host this year and to welcome seventeen area baseball programs to our fine town," said Batesville High School athletic director, Dave King. “I would like to thank First Community Bank for their unwavering support.”

“We have been pleased to be a part of the growth of this event over the years because there’s nothing more important to us than giving back to our communities," said Boris Dover, the bank’s president and chief operating officer. “The significant economic impact the Pioneer Classic has had on our city since 1992 has been tremendous, and we are glad we can be a part of that continued support to our community.” 

Each year, the Pioneer Classic draws out-of-town visitors to the Batesville area during the weekend tournament, with many staying in Batesville overnight. The influx of visitors has positively impacted many local businesses, including hotels, restaurants, and other retailers. 

Tickets to the tournament will be $5 per day and will be available at the gate.


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