B.C. 11/12 Majors championships starts Saturday in Walnut Grove

Starting this Saturday, teams of 11 and  12-year-old baseball players from across B.C. will be at Walnut Grove Park to take what they hope will be the next step towards the famed Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

The park’s George Zarrelli Majors Diamond is the site of the 2014 Little League B.C. Provincial Championship.

The North Langley all-stars are competing as the host team, joined by South Vancouver, Forest Hills, White Rock, Trail, Little Mountain, and Beacon Hill.

The tournament gets underway at 10 a.m. on July 19 when South Vancouver takes on Forest Hills.

The game is followed by opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. and North Langley’s first match-up of the tournament versus Beacon Hill, starting at 2:30 p.m.

On Sunday, July 20, North Langley faces South Vancouver, with the first pitch thrown at 9 a.m.

On Monday, July 21, North Langley takes on Trail at 5 p.m.

The hosts get a bye on Tuesday, July 22, before returning to the George Zarrelli diamond on Wednesday, July 23 to play Forest Hills at 5 p.m.

On Thursday, July 24, North Langley faces its district rivals from White Rock at 5 p.m.

And on Friday, July 25, the local all-stars face Little Mountain at 5 p.m.

Playoff games are slated for Saturday, July 26 at noon and 3 p.m. followed by the championship game on Sunday, July 27 at noon.

The tournament winner will represent B.C. at the Canadian championships in Valleyfield, Que.

For the tournament schedule, click here.

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