11-12 Little League tourney set to begin


By Paul Adkins - [email protected]



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]

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By Paul Adkins

[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).

(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

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