On Sunday, Grand Slam baseball returned to Bay County for the fourth and final World Series of the summer, and kicked everything off with a parade at Pier Park. The final week closes out a record year for Grand Slam, with teams coming from 21 different states to compete over the course of the summer.
Grand Slam owner Larry Thompson saying Sunday that he's excited about the future of Grand Slam baseball.
"It's kind of bittersweet because this summer has gone by so fast, but it's been such a great summer with over 600 teams," he said. "We're to venture to other states during the season so once we're doing tournaments there through out the season, it's helping bring teams from those areas in here in the summertime. This next fall and spring, we're actually starting tournaments in Tennessee and Texas during the summer, which will even increase things for us in 2014."
Pool play for World Series Session IV begins on Monday, with double elimination tournament play starting on Wednesday. To check out more on this week's World Series, you can check out Grand Slam's website here.