Little League Teams Start Road

Midland, TX – To make it to the Little League World Series would be a dream-come-true for area youth baseball coaches and their 10-12 age group players.  That journey began over the weekend as teams from Midland, Odessa, and Big Spring hit the diamonds at Windlands Park in Midland.

In order to get to the World Series, teams must rise to the top of four separate tournaments along the way.  Midland’s Mid City completed the first challenge by winning the District 3 Tourney.  They will advance to the sectional tournament that follows.  Competition stiffens as the third test will crown the best in the state of Texas (July 21 – August 2).

The highly publicized and touted Southwest Region tourney will be held August 4-9 in Waco, with representatives coming from Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.  The winner punches their ticket to the 2022 Little League World Series, which begins on August 17 in Williamsport, PA.

The first Little League Baseball World Series was played in 1947 at Original Field at Memorial Park, Williamsport. The Little League program itself was founded by Carl E. Stotz, an oil company clerk, in 1939 in Williamsport.

Within a few years, word spread about Carl Stotz’s program, and Little League was being played in all 48 states. The first Little Leagues outside the 48 states were in Panama, Canada, and Hawaii, in 1950.  The Little League Baseball World Series moved to it’s current location at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in 1959. Volunteer Stadium opened in 2001, to accommodate expansion from eight teams to 16.

In the 74-year history of the Little League Baseball World Series, International teams have won 37 Championships while teams from the United States have won 37.  Little League Baseball currently consists of approximately two million in all 50 U.S. states.

Little League will celebrate the 75th Little League Baseball World Series in 2022, which will include expanding to 20 teams.  The journey began this weekend for eight District 3 teams in hopes of continuing on a tough but rewarding road to claim the country’s Best-of-the-Best honor.

Good luck to all of our young competitors!
Make it a summer to remember!


District 3 Tournament

:: 10-12 ::
at Windlands Park

Friday, June 24
Big Spring 10, Tower 0
Floyd Gwin 11, Sherwood 0
Eastern 24, Jim Parker 0
Mid City 3, Northern 2

Saturday, June 25
Winners Bracket
Floyd Gwin 4, Big Spring 3
Mid City 12, Eastern 4

Consolation Bracket
Tower 7, Sherwood 6
Northern 23, Jim Parker 2

Sunday, June 26
Consolation Bracket
Eastern 24, Tower 0
Northern 20, Big Spring 10

Monday, June 27
Winners Bracket
Mid City 16, Floyd Gwin 2
*Mid City now lone unbeaten in tourney.

Consolation Bracket
Northern 13, Eastern 7

Tuesday, June 28
Consolation Final
Floyd Gwin 4, Northern 1

Wednesday, June 29
Championship
Mid City vs Floyd Gwin


– Sectional begins July 6.
– State follows July 21.
– Region starts August 4.
– LLWS set for August 17.
   

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