Santee businesses are benefiting this week from a baseball tournament with 180 elite youth baseball teams with players 8 to 18 years of age playing at Sportsplex USA, 9951 Riverwalk Dr. in Santee. The tournament, scheduled for July 22 to 27, features teams from throughout the western U.S. and South Pacific, including six teams from Hawaii and one from Guam, according to Joe Butler of Xtreme Diamond Sports, tournament organizer. John Olsen, CEO of the Santee Chamber of Commerce, said the tournament has drawn more than 4,000 people to Santee this week.

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