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District Little League all-star tournaments get under way

Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Action from Saturday’s game at the district Little League all-star tournament in Arcata.

By Ray Hamill — Two District Little League all-star tournaments got under way in Humboldt County on Saturday, with three games split between Arcata and McKinleyville.

At Hiller Park in McKinleyville, the Redwood Empire Little League 11-year-old all-stars opened their tournament on a winning note, getting the better of Eel River by a score of 7-3.

The three-team tournament continues on Sunday morning, when McKinleyville takes on Redwood Empire at 9:30 a.m.

The winner of that game will continue in the winner’s bracket on Tuesday, while the loser will face an elimination game on Monday night against Eel River at 6 p.m.

The double-elimination tournament runs through Tuesday at least.

Also in action on Saturday, the local 10-year-old all-stars got their tournament under way with two games at the Arcata Little League Fields.

McKinleyville got the five-team tournament off to a winning start with an 11-0 win over Redwood Empire.

In game two, Klamath Trinity defeated Eel River 17-6.

Two more games are scheduled for Sunday, with Redwood Empire playing Eel River in an elimination game at noon, followed by host Arcata opening play against Klamath Trinity at 2:30 p.m.

The 10-year-old tournament will run through Wednesday at least.

 

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