I will be at Alpenrose today to cover the 11/12 softball District 4 (Oregon) championship at 3:30pm, where Beaverton Area LL will take on Tualatin City LL, and the winner will play in the Little League Softball World Series. In the meantime, Regionals are underway and some opening games are being played across the river in Vancouver, Washington (about 20 minutes from downtown Portland).
Western Regionals (website)
When: July 28-August 5
Where: Vancouver, WA (hosted by Washington District 4)
In yesterday's action, Evergreen LL (host) beat Dimond-West LL (Anchorage, Alaska) 7-6 in eight innings. Also, San Marino National LL (SoCal) beat Snow Canyon LL (Santa Clara, Utah) 2-1. Four games are scheduled for today:
Oregon (Milton Freewater LL) vs. Washington (Stilly Valley LL, Arlington) at 10:30am
Idaho (Lewiston Am/Nat LL) vs. Montana (Boulder Arrowhead/Big Sky LL, Billings) at 1pm
NoCal (Gilroy LL) vs. Nevada (Elko Softball LL) at 3:30pm
SoCal vs. Arizona (Sunnyside Little League, Tucson) at 6pm
When: July 30-August 5
Where: Joplin, Missouri (District 2)
There are three pools in this tournament and games begin tomorrow.
East Regionals (website)
When: July 28-August 4
Where: Albany, New York (District 13)
In yesterday's games,
New York (Mid-Island LL, Staten Island) beat Delaware (Laurel Little League), 4-2
New Jersey (Pequannock Township LL) beat Pennsylvania (West Point Little League, Greensburg), 4-1
Connecticut (Waterford South LL) beat Maine (Sanford/Springvale LL, Orrington), 2-1
Rhode Island (Cumberland National LL) beat New Hampshire (Auburn Little League), 8-0
Massachusetts (Wyoma LL, Lynn) beat Vermont (Missisquoi LL, Enosburg Falls), 5-0
Southern Regionals (website)
When: July 27-August 1
Where: St. Petersburg, Florida
This tournament began last Friday and features two pools, concluding play today and the semifinal games tomorrow. I LOVE that boxscores are available for these games. Here are today's winners:
West Virginia (Barboursville LL) defeated North Carolina (Franklin Little League), 5-1
South Carolina (Simpsonville LL) defeated Alabama (Sylacauga Softball LL), 14-1
Later today, Georgia (Oconee County Am/Natl LL, Watkinsville) will take on Tennessee (Morristown Am/Natl LL), and Florida (Palma Ceia/Tampa Bay/Interbay LL, Tampa Bay) will play Virginia (Elkton Community LL).
Southwestern Regionals (website)
note: this is a fantastic LL website!
When: July 28-August 2
Where: San Antonio, Texas (District 19)
This region always produces powerful Little League Softball teams, with seven teams playing in a traditional double elimination tournament. Yesterday's games:
Texas West (Midway LL, Waco) over New Mexico (Eastdale LL, Albuquerque), 11-1
Colorado (Montrose Little League) over Arkansas (Pine Bluff American Eastern LL), 8-3
Louisiana (Lake Charles Softball LL) over Host (Northside Suburban LL, San Antonio), 5-3
In today's action, Texas West will square off against Texas East (Elgin LL), Colorado vs. Louisiana, and Arkansas vs. the Host team from San Antonio.