Exactly one week from today, the Little League Softball World Series will begin play at Alpenrose Stadium in Portland, Oregon.
Several teams have already qualified for the 2007 Tournament:
1) Beaverton Area Little League -- host/District 4 (Oregon) winner
2) Morristown Am/Nat LL, Morristown, Tennessee -- South Region winner
3) ILLAM Central LL, Makati City, Philippines -- Asia Pacific Region winner
4) KMC American LL, Ramstein AFB, Germany -- EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Region winner
5) Asofem Little League, Maunabo, Puerto Rico -- Latin America Region winner
Regional Tournaments still playing out:
1) Central Region: semi-final games are today, with teams from Rock Falls, Illinois; Sellersburg, Indiana; London, Kentucky; Poland, Ohio; Gladstone, Michigan; and Appleton, Wisconsin, still alive. Championship game scheduled for Friday morning.
2) West Region: Pool play continues today, with the championship game on Sunday.
3) East Region: Semi-final games tomorrow feature New York (Mid-Island LL, Staten Island) vs. New Jersey (Pequannock LL) and Connecticut (Waterford South LL) vs. Massachusetts (Lynn Wyoma LL).
4) Southwest Region: This is a game I would love to see! Texas West (Midway LL, Waco) will play Texas East (Elgin LL) in the championship game today. West beat East 1-0 in an earlier tournament game and East came back through the losers bracket with revenge on its mind.
5) Canada: Teams from Ontario (Turtle Club LL, Windsor), British Columbia (Beacon Hill LL, Victoria), Nova Scotia (tbd), and the host team (Hampton LL, Victoria, BC) will begin play tomorrow in Victoria.