Seven teams are scheduled to compete in the upcoming 11-12-year-old District 2 Little League Baseball Tournament at Logan’s Paul Hale Field.
Two of those teams will advance to the upcoming state tourney.
The district tournament is slated to begin on Saturday, July 9 with a trio of games at Logan. Man plays Tug Valley at 2 p.m. then in Game 2, host Logan takes on Welch at 4 p.m. in the double-elimination tournament. Game 3 has Chapmanville battling it out with Madison at 6 p.m.
Three games are set to be played on Sunday. Pineville plays the Man/Tug Valley winner at 2 p.m. Then at 4 p.m. the Logan/Welch winner plays the Chapmanville/Madison winner. The final matchup of the day has the Logan/Welch loser squaring off with the Chapmanville/Madison loser.
Then on Monday, July 11 advancing teams will play at 6 and 8.
On Tuesday, July 12, the distrct championship game is set to be played with the winner moving on to play in the state tourney. There will also be a winner’s bracket game at 8.
The two surviving teams then play on Wednesday, July 13 in the runner-up game for the second state tourney berth.
The 11-12 state tourney begins July 22 at Bridgeport.
* The Man and Madison 9-10-year-old Little League All-Stars are scheduled to begin play in the 9-10 state tournament this weekend at Tygarts Valley.
Man, the District 2 runner-ups, is set to open on Friday at 8 p.m. against Central Greenbrier, the District 4 champions.
Madison, which received a first-round bye, is also in Man’s pool and opens on Saturday at 2 p.m. against the winner of Friday’s Bridgeport/Summersville game. Madison was the District 2 champions.
The other first-round game in the double-elimination tourney is Friday at 5 p.m. as Shady Spring squares off with Martinsburg.
Action continues Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in the state tournament.
In Pool A games on Friday: St. Albans plays Barboursville at 1 p.m.; Hurricane plays the District 6 champion at 4; and Tucker County battles with Ona at 7.
Worthington, the District 5 champion, received a first-round bye and will play the St. Albans/Barboursville winner on Saturday at 1 p.m.
— Little League coaches and/or statisticians are urged to report scores and statistics to the Logan Banner. Send information to Sports Editor Paul Adkins at [email protected]
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).