Like the weather this past week, the 2019 Little League postseason schedule has gotten off to a hot start for the Lower Sussex entries.
In the Pat Knight baseball division, the LSLL 8- to 10-year-old team is on a three-game win streak following a 7-6 opening loss to Milton back on Thursday, June 20. The locals defeated Millsboro (16-3), Laurel (13-10) and Lewes/Rehoboth (19-5).
LSLL had one last pool-play game against Georgetown set for Wednesday, June 26, but the results were not known before Coastal Point press time on Wednesday. If LSLL wins, they would be playing in the championship game on Friday, June 28. The site of that game was yet to be determined on Wednesday.
The 10- to 12-year-old baseball entry for the Pat Knight tournament was unbeaten as of press time, with a 2-0 record following wins over Millsboro (7-1) and Lewes/Rehoboth (11-5). Their tournament-opener against Milton was suspended due to weather on Thursday, June 20. That game, as well as their last pool-play game, against Georgetown, remained to be played before the championship game participants could be determined.
The District 3 Senior Baseball and Major Softball tournament action will get under way on Friday, June 28.
Nanticoke/Laurel will take on Cape/Georgetown in the first game of the double-elimination bracket. Only three teams — Millsboro/Lower Sussex being the third — are involved in the district tournament for the Senior Baseball All-Star tournament.
Head coach Sarah Hoban and the LSLL Major girls are the defending District 3 champions and will open up their quest to repeat against Millsboro on Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m. at the Pyle Center complex in Roxana. Their game will follow the Woodbridge-versus-Laurel contest.
In Georgetown, two other first-round games are also on the schedule, with Milton taking on Lewes/Rehoboth at 6 p.m., followed by Georgetown and Nanticoke at 8 p.m. The double-elimination tournament is expected to wrap up no later than Friday, July 5.
Other divisions in baseball and softball are also scheduled to begin over the next seven to 10 days. Results and information will be posted to the Coastal Point sports Facebook page as we receive it.
By Jason Feather