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Saturday, the journey begins for a BC-based little league baseball team seeking an opportunity to compete for the national title, then, of course, to take on the world. The Little League World Championships take place in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; that’s the ultimate goal.
Beacon Hill Little League will host the provincial championships for the first time since the club was created 60 years ago (1957).
BC teams have won the national title 11 of the last 12 years.
Beacon Hill is hosting Layritz, who are the island champions, as well as lower mainland area champions, White Rock, North Shore, Fraser Valley, New Westminster, Little Mountain (Vancouver west), North Shore as well as Kootenay area champions Trail.
Should Beacon Hill – one of the favourites – win, they would be the first island team to make it to Williamsport since 1999, when Gordon Head went all the way. No Canadian team has won the world series, yet.
The BC champions will advance to nationals that take place starting on Aug. 2 and going to the 12, in Medicine Hat, Alta. World Series goes Aug. 17 to 27 and will be broadcast nationally on TSN.
- District 1 – Vancouver West Side
- District 3 – Fraser Valley
- District 5 – North Shore
- District 6 – Vancouver East Side
- District 7 – Victoria/Vancouver Island
- District 8 – Kootenays
- Host – Beacon Hill Little League
See all of the tournament details at Beacon Hill Little League’s website>>