Things are set to heat up on Little League diamonds around West Orange as the regular season for Little League Baseball has ended locally and postseason play is on deck.
Florida District 14, which includes Winter Garden Little League, Ocoee Little League, Windermere Little League, Dr. Phillips Little League and South Lake Little League, begins its postseason slate this weekend with its annual Top Team District 14 Tournaments.
The Top Team events pit regular-season champions from the respective leagues against one another in a one-pool format. Because Windermere Little League is a dual-chartered league, a total of six teams will participate in each tournament.
Dr. Phillips Little League will host both the Minors (9- and 10-year-olds) and Seniors (15- and 16-year-olds) tournaments, while Ocoee Little League will host the Majors (11- and 12-year-olds) and Juniors (13- and 14-year-olds) tournaments.
Play began June 1 and is scheduled to culminate with championships at the respective sites June 7.
However the District 14 Top Team Tournaments end, they represent just the beginning of a month full of baseball. District 14’s International Tournaments, affectionately referred to as “All-Stars,” begin soon thereafter and are preceded by the Tournament of Champions for ballplayers age 9 and younger.
The District 14 International Little League Tournament begins the path a team may travel to reach the Little League World Series and will start June 30 at Winter Garden Little League.
Contact Steven Ryzewski at [email protected].