Teams set sights to dethrone Stoney Creek in Little League ball

Stoney Creek Optimist Little League is on the defensive… and what they are defending is last year’s Ontario District 1 championship as part of the Little League International Tournament.

Stoney Creek will begin its defence on July 11 against Erindale in a 3.30 p.m. game. All games will be played at High Park in Toronto. Joining Stoney Creek will be Ancaster, Dundas, Oakville, High Park, and Erin dale.

This year’s tournament format has been changed from a double knockout to a round robin format. The six teams from District 1 will face each other once in the round robin with the top four teams advancing to the semi-finals on Wednesday, July 16. The championship game will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17.

Eleven divisions of play in Little League Baseball and Little League Softball culminate in World Series tournaments. In a 45-day period, more than 30,000 tournament games are played in more than 100 countries. The District 1 champions advance to the Provincial Tournament in Timmins, starting on Tuesday, July 22.

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All Games Played at High Park in Toronto

Friday, July 11

3:30 p.m – Erindale vs. Stoney Creek
6:00 p.m. – Oakville vs. Dundas
8:30 p.m. – Ancaster vs. High Park

Saturday July 12

11:00 AM – Stoney Creek vs. Dundas
Opening Ceremonies following the 11 AM game.
1:30 PM – Oakville vs. High Park
4:00 PM – Ancaster vs. Erindale

Sunday July 13

11:00 AM – Erindale vs. High Park
1:30 PM – Ancaster vs. Dundas
4:00 PM – Stoney Creek vs. Oakville

Monday July 14

3:30 PM – Oakville vs. Ancaster
6:00 PM – High Park vs. Stoney Creek
8:30 PM – Dundas vs. Erindale

Tuesday July 15

3:30 PM – High Park vs. Dundas
6:00 PM – Oakville vs. Erindale
8:30 PM – Ancaster vs. Stoney Creek

Wednesday July 16

6:00 PM – 4th Place vs. 1st Place (Semi-Final #1)
8:30 PM – 3rd Place vs. 2nd Place (Semi-Final #2)

Thursday July 17

7:00 PM – Championship Game

Friday July 18 – Rain Date