DEFY Little League to host state championships in July

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA Little League will host the 2015 state baseball and softball championships for ages 9-10 July 17-23.And the YMCA could use a little help, according to Little League President Todd Wagstaff.“We are looking for sponsors for this tournament,” he said. “We estimate at least 500 people will be traveling to Ellsworth for this event. This is a great opportunity for local businesses to get positive exposure for being a part of this huge event.”Those wishing to participate can call Wagstaff at 266-4398 for more information.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth last hosted the same tournament, which draws teams from every Little League district in Maine, six years ago.Under the tournament format, each district champion will play every other champion once, guaranteeing each team five games in baseball and four in softball.The two teams with the best records in softball and baseball then will meet in the state championship games on the final day of the tournament.Games will get under way on Friday, July 17, but opening ceremonies for the event will take place after the first baseball game on Saturday morning.All games will take place at the DeMeyer Field complex, and food concessions will be in operation throughout the tournament.Bob Stevenson of Bangor and Dana Verge of Thomaston, who have a combined 120 years of involvement with Little League, will throw the ceremonial first pitches on Saturday morning.Later this month, on the weekends of June 20-21 and 27-28, Little League District 1 will hold the Bob Dorr Tournament of Champions for baseball and softball players ages 7-10 in Machias.Eight baseball teams and five softball teams are expected to participate in that tournament. Bio Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017center_img Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Postslast_img

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