After a summer of all-star action, Warwick’s best youth league baseball teams will reunite this week for the annual City Series, which features champions from Warwick’s five leagues.
The major division tournament was scheduled to open on Monday with a play-in game between Apponaug and Warwick National. On Tuesday, the winner of that game will play Warwick American in the semifinals, while Continental will play West Side.
The championship is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Continental.
Continental, SK American take Sally Eddy titles
The annual Sally Eddy tournament concluded last week. Teams from nine different leagues participated in the tournament, with champions crowned last Sunday.
In the 8/9-year-old division, Warwick Continental took home the championship, and Warwick National was the runner-up.
In the 11/12-year-old division, South Kingstown American took the title over South Kingstown National.
Cranston tourney hits high gear
The second annual 9/10-year-old East Region Invitational got underway on Saturday at Cranston Western Little League. Featuring champions from 11 states, the tournament is the highest level for 9/10 baseball teams in the East Region.
In early action, both Connecticut’s Waterford South Little League and Pennsylvania’s Middletown Athletic Association Little League are 2-0. Rhode Island state champion Lincoln won its first game 13-4 and was scheduled to play again on Monday evening.
Pennsylvania won the first game of the tournament 7-3 on Saturday. Connecticut then beat Maine 3-2 and New Jersey topped New York 7-3 before Rhode Island’s big win.
On Sunday, Delaware beat Maryland 10-5, Maine edged Vermont 3-2 and Connecticut rolled over New Hampshire 19-2.
Games continue all week, with the championship set for Saturday at 1 p.m. For a full schedule, visit www.cranstonbound.com.
Continental hosting 11-year-old tourney
Warwick Continental is playing host to Rhode Island’s 11-year-old state tournament. Games opened on Saturday, with District 3 champion Coventry beating Cranston Western 12-2 and Portsmouth beating Smithfield 5-3.
On Sunday, Coventry moved into the title round with a 5-1 victory over Portsmouth. In the losers’ bracket, Cranston Western stayed alive with an 11-0 victory over Smithfield.
Portsmouth and Cranston Western will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. for a spot in Wednesday’s championship.
Coventry has to be beaten twice.
Apponaug Softball holding travel tryouts
The Apponaug Girls Softball League will hold tryouts for its 2012 travel teams on August 20-21 at Winslow Park.
Age divisions will be 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u and College Showcase. More info will be posted online at agsoftball.com.