Once more the Team B.C. representative is dominating the Canadian Little League Championships.
The All Stars from White Rock have taken the lead in round-robin action at the Canadian Little League championships in Glace Bay, N.S. going 4-0 and outscoring their opponents by a 38-8 margin.
Six of those runs against came in their opening game Saturday against Saskatchewan in a close 9-6 victory. Since then, White Rock has rolled over Ontario 9-2, Quebec 10-0 and the Maritimes 10-0, the latter two games abbreviated to four innings by the mercy rule.
“We definitely got off to slow start in the 9-6 game,” White Rock coach Jeff Crossley told the Vancouver Sun from Glace Bay. “All the teams had played on Friday and we had a bye so Saturday was our first game and I think we kind of struggled with the adjustment and nerves and stuff like that. So I don’t think we showed anybody too much that day. But I think we’ve got people’s attention now.”
Teams from B.C. have captured the national championship eight straight years and then continued on to represent Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
White Rock’s next game went Wednesday against Glace Bay but the score was unavailable at press time.
They play Alberta today with the semifinals scheduled for Saturday and the final set for Sunday.