Next step for Westport Little Leaguers: Bristol
Updated 10:56 am, Monday, August 19, 2013
With the state championship in hand, Westport Little League's quest for Williamsport now moves to Bristol.
The 12-year-old all-stars will open the New England regional against South Burlington, Vt. on Friday at 8:15 p.m. at Bristol's Breen Field. That will mark the first of four pool play games Westport will play in the six-team tournament.
The top four teams will advance from pool play, with the semifinals on Aug. 8 and the championship game on Aug. 10.
The other representatives will be Saco-Maremont (Maine), Lincoln (Rhode Island), Newton South East (Massachusetts) and Rye (New Hampshire).
Westport -- 12-0 dating back to the start of Connecticut pool play -- earned its first trip to the New England regional after beating Coginchaug (8-2, 9-1) in the best-of-three state finals.
The winner of the regional will advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., which begins Aug. 15.
(All games played at Breen Field in Bristol)
Friday Aug. 2: Maine v. Rhode Island, 2 p.m.; Connecticut v. Vermont, 8:15 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 3: Maine v. Massachusetts, 11 a.m.; New Hampshire v. Vermont, 5 p.m.
Sunday Aug. 4: Massachusetts v. Rhode Island, 2 p.m.; Connecticut v. Maine, 8 p.m.
Monday Aug. 5: Rhode Island v. Vermont, 2 p.m.; Connecticut v. New Hampshire, 8 p.m.
Tuesday Aug. 6: Maine v. Vermont, 1 p.m.; Massachusetts v. New Hampshire, 4 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 7: New Hampshire v. Rhode Island, 1 p.m.; Connecticut v. Massachusetts, 4 p.m.
Thursday Aug. 8 (Semifinals): No. 2 seed v. No. 3 seed, 10 a.m.; No. 1 seed v. No. 4 seed, 1 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 10 (Championship): Winner of No. 2 v. No. 3 and No. 1 v. No. 4, 7 p.m.