Keys teams done in tournament, but Little League action continues in Key Largo

kwadlow@keynoter.comJuly 9, 2014 

Upper Keys hitter Zak Filpes (right) tries to dodge the tag after laying down a bunt but Kendall's first baseman makes the play during one of the later tournament games.

KEVIN WADLOW

Little League tournament games continue this week at the Key Largo Community Park but no Upper Keys teams will be on the field.

Local all-star squads in the Age 9-10 and Age 11-12 Little League District 8 tournaments were stopped by losses the past week.

The Age 9-10 Keys all-stars reached the district semifinals but fell, 14-8, in a July 3 road game in Miami-Dade County.

The game was delayed when rains soaked the scheduled playing field in Miami Springs, forcing tournament organizers to drive around in search of a playable youth-league field.

The Upper Keys Majors team was knocked out of the Age 11-12 tournament Saturday in a 14-0 loss to Homestead. That put the Keys record at 1-2 in round-robin play, not enough to reach the district semifinals.

No other Monroe County teams were active in the age groups' Little League tournaments this year.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Kendall will be the home team at the Key Largo field, mile marker 100, for the Age 11-12 district semifinal game against a Miami-Dade team to be determined.

The Majors division District 8 pennant will be decided in an 11 a.m. Sunday game at the Key Largo Community Park.

Three Little League district winners in the Age 9-10 group come to Key Largo for a sectional tournament beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. Playoff games continue at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Two championship teams from Broward County and one from Miami-Dade will compete for the right to advance to the Age 9-10 state tournament.

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