The Muskegon Clippers will begin their quest for a regional championship and a berth in the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series on Thursday.

They will host a four-team, double elimination NABF regional tournament at Marsh Field, Thursday through Saturday, and perhapsclippers Sunday.

The Clippers will begin play Thursday at 5 p.m. against the D20 Mules, an Illinois squad. The Holland Millers will play the Michigan Braves, a Saginaw-area team, in the second game, starting at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The losers of Thursday’s games will play on Friday at 5 p.m. while the winners will play in the second game (Game 4).

Then it’s gets a little complicated – follow closely.

On Saturday, the winner of Friday’s losers game will play the loser of Friday’s winners game at 5 p.m. Then the loser of Friday’s losers game will play the winner of the winners game.

Got all that?

By the end of Saturday, if two teams are left with one loss, they will meet on Sunday at 2 p.m. for the championship. If only one team has one loss, that team is the champion.

The winner of the tournament will advance to the NABF World Series in Toledo.