The 24th annual Carpenter Cup baseball tournament, one of the best in the country, begins on Monday with a triple header at the University of Pennsylvania's Meiklejohn Stadium.

The first five days will be at the University of Pennsylvania. The semifinals and finals of this 16-team single-elimination tournament will be held at Citizen's Bank Park. The defending champion is the Suburban One National/Bicentennial.

We'll be sending in periodic reports on this blog on Monday. Here is the schedule for the tournament.