The little boys of summer have officially taken the fields as part of California Little League District 28′s All-Star Tournament.
The annual competition that showcases top baseball talents in leagues from throughout the region in a week-long, double-elimination tournament kicked off Thursday night at Los Alamos Sports Park in Murrieta.
California Little League District Administrator Tim Underdown said: “It’s going to be a lot of fun. We have a lot of great teams this year.”
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Underdown added that the recent Tournament of Champions event held in June proved very competitive and so likely will this year’s All-Stars competition.
What makes the tournament unique and unlike any other baseball program is that the road to Williamsport and the Little League World Series begins in these smaller district tournaments,, Underdown said.
California Little League District 28 is comprised of eight leagues: Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Menifee Valley, Murrieta National, Temecula Valley American, Temecula Valley National, Temescal Valley, and Wildomar.
Scores from Thursday’s games include:
In the 9-10 year-old division:
Canyon Lake (17) vs. Temecula National (2)
Temecula American (6) vs. Murrieta National (5)
In the 10-11 year-old division:
Temecula National (5) vs. Canyon Lake (3)
Murrieta National (17) vs. Temescal Valley (2)
In the 11-12 year-old division:
Temecula American (10) vs. Murrieta National (8)
Temescal Valley (13) vs. Wildomar (1)
In the Juniors division:
Lake Elsinore (6) vs. Canyon Lake (3)
Temescal Valley (16) vs. Temecula American (6)
Games resume today at 5 p.m. at Los Alamos Sports Park.
To learn more, visit www.cadistrict28.org.
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