LAKE MARY District champions representing eight respective Little Leagues from around Central Florida took the field this past weekend at the Lake Mary Sports Complex for Section 5 Tournaments in 12U baseball, 14U baseball and 12U softball.
And, while eight different leagues were represented, it was one league — Windermere Little League — that swept all three tournaments to send all three of its teams to state this weekend.
Teams for WLL went a combined 8-0 in pool play, leaving no doubt as they punched tickets to their respective state tournaments.
Of the three teams, Windermere's 12U Softball team — which booked a return trip to state after winning the state in 2015 — was the most dominant. The young ladies from WLL defeated teams from Conway Little League and Apopka Little League by a combined score of 39-0. Windermere now advances to the state tournament, which will begin Friday and take place in Zephyrhills.
In 12U baseball, Windermere's National team survived a close call in its opener July 16, narrowly defeating Oviedo 6-5. After that, WLL defeated teams from St. Cloud and Delaney Park (Orlando) by a combined margin of 19-6. The boys from Windermere will compete in their respective state tournament beginning Friday in Fort Pierce.
Finally, Windermere's 14U baseball team scored definitve victories against Maitland/Northwest (11-1) and Union Park (9-5) on July 16 before facing off in a winner-takes-all thriller against St. Cloud — which had also won its first two games — on July 17. The boys from WLL edged St. Cloud in a close one, 4-3, to book a trip to their respective state tournament at nearby Azalea Park Little League in Orlando.
More information on all three state tournaments involving teams from Windermere Little League can be found online HERE.
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