Hundreds of young baseball players in Christiansburg for youth World Series

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Hundreds of kids and their families from four states are in Christiansburg for a big baseball tournament.

The Top Gun Bownet Atlantic World Series started this morning at the Harkrader Sports Complex with a skills competition and runs through Sunday.

More than 50 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia are broken into age groups and compete for the title of World Series champions.

"Anytime that you can showcase your community I think it's a great thing. Christiansburg has a lot of offer. The New River Valley has a lot to offer. We're just so thankful that these teams their parents, their coaches, and the Top Gun organization has selected our venues and our areas here," said Brad Epperley, the director of Christiansburg Park and Recreation.

Many teams are returning to the area after competing in a similar event last year.

The games continue tomorrow in Montgomery County, Radford, and Pulaski County.