MADISON — The Road to Williamsport begins on Monday for area 11-12-year-old Little League Baseball teams with the District 2 Tournament at Madison.
The tourney runs July 6-15 and features 10 area teams in two pools.
Each team is scheduled to play four pool play games.
In Pool A is Logan, Chapmanville, Madison, Man and Wharton-Barrett.
In Pool B is Omar, Pineville, Welch, Tug Valley and Mullens.
The tournament is scheduled to conclude on July 15 with the District 2 championship game. Both the winner and runner-up advance to the upcoming 11-12 Little League State Tournament which is scheduled to be played this year at Petersburg.
The District 2 tourney is scheduled to get under way on Monday as Logan takes on rival Chapmanville at 6 p.m. and Omar battles against Pineville at 8 p.m.
Then on Tuesday, Welch plays Tug Valley at 6 p.m. and Man takes on Madison at 8.
On Wednesday, Logan squares off with Wharton-Barrett at 6 p.m. and Mullens battles with Omar at 8.
Two more games are set for Thursday, July 9 as Welch plays Pineville at 6 p.m. and Chapmanville takes on homestanding Madison at 8.
Then on Friday, July 10, two more games are on tap as Man plays Wharton-Barrett at 6 p.m. and Tug Valley squares off against Mullens at 8.
Four games are set to be played on Saturday, July 11, beginning with the Omar-Welch game at 9 a.m. Then at 11 a.m., Logan battles it out with Madison. At 1 p.m., Chapmanville plays Man. Then at 3 p.m., Tug Valley takes on Pineville.
The tournament continues on Sunday, July 12 with four more games. Mullens plays Pineville at 9 a.m. and Chapmanville takes on Wharton-Barrett at 11 o’clock. The 1 p.m. game has Logan and Man squaring off. Then at 3 p.m., Tug Valley plays Omar.
Two more contests are on tap for Monday, July 13 as Mullens plays Welch at 6 p.m. and Madison squares off with Wharton-Barrett at 8.
Then on Tuesday, July 14 two semifinal games are set to be played at 6 and 8.
The championship game is set for Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
* The 9-10-year-old District 2 Little League Tournament was scheduled to continue on Friday night at Chapmanville as Logan was set to play Madison in the championship game. The two teams were slated to meet on Thursday but the game was rained out.
Both teams were undefeated.
Chapmanville (3-1) was still alive in the double-elimination tourney as of Friday.
Both the winner and runner-ups are scheduled to advance to the upcoming 9-10 State Tournament, which is slated to be played at the same Chapmanville Little League Baseball diamond. The state tourney is set to begin on July 10.