Summerville Little League hosts state tournament

  • Friday, July 18, 2014

Roger Lee/Journal Scene Infielder Jacob Rye makes a play Monday during a Summerville Little League Juniors All-star practice.


Summerville Little League has made a little noise this summer and is looking to make some more.

Summerville teams claimed multiple district titles this year to qualify teams for state tournaments in various age divisions. Competition can be stiff at those state tournaments as often one or more teams go winless in a double elimination bracket to be taken out of contention.

Summerville Little League hasn’t claimed a state title yet this summer, but it has been competitive and still has a couple of opportunities.

Last weekend, Summerville hosted the South Carolina Little League Intermediate (age 11-13) Championship Tournament at the Boundary Street facility. Summerville went 1-2 in the tournament with a win over Tega Cay and losses to Darlington and Tega Cay.

“We won a game and that is an accomplishment at this level,” Summerville Little League President Jeff Kitchen said. “It was a pleasure to host. The kids had a good time and despite the weather we were able to get all the games in by the end of the weekend.

“From the concession stand to the officials, we were pleased with how well-organized everything was.”

Darlington beat Mid-Carolina 14-11 in the championship game of the tournament and will advance to represent South Carolina in a Little League regional tournament to be held in Apopka, Fla. July 18-20. There, Darlington will face state champions from Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and West Virginia.

The Summerville Little League All-star Coach Pitch team also avoided going 0-2 at its state tournament earlier this summer.

Both the Summerville Little League Juniors (13-14) and Seniors (15-16) all-star teams will compete in Chester July 17-20 during the state tournaments for those divisions.

On July 19, Summerville Little League will open registration for its Fall League season. Registration closes Aug. 9.

Last fall, Summerville Little League had 30 plus teams that included approximately 400 players during its fall season. This spring, it had approximately 50 teams.

For more information about Summerville Little League, visit www.eteamz.com/sumll/.

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