ELLSWORTH — Young baseball and softball players ages 8-10 will converge on the Demeyer Field complex this weekend for a Little League sanctioned Tournament of Champions hosted by the Down East Family YMCA.
Teams from Ellsworth, Bucksport, Coastal, Machias, Acadian, Sunrise and Moosebec Leagues will be competing in the round robin format, which will stretch over two weekends from Fridays through Sundays.
Every team will play each of the other teams once, said Todd Wagstaff, YMCA League and a site director for the tournament. There will be two softball games and three baseball games each day.
The baseball and softball teams compiling the best records will play for the championships on Sunday, June 30 at noon.
Competition will get under way tomorrow (Friday).
The softball schedule has not yet been finalized, but in baseball, Ellsworth 2 will face Bucksport at 1 p.m., Acadian will play Coastal at 3:30 p.m. and Moosebec will face Ellsworth 1 at 6 p.m.
On Saturday, Bucksport will face Ellsworth 1 at 9 a.m. before the opening ceremonies are held at noon.
Baseball play will resume at 1:30 p.m. with Ellsworth 2 facing Machias, and Coastal will play Moosebec at 4 p.m.
On Sunday, it will be Ellsworth 1 vs. Acadian at 11 a.m., Machias vs. Bucksport at 1:30 p.m. and Moosebec vs. Ellsworth 2 at 4 p.m.
Baseball play will resume on Friday, June 28, at 1 p.m. with Coastal facing Ellsworth 2.
Ellsworth 1 will play Machias at 3:30 p.m. and Acadian will play Moosebec at 6 p.m.
Saturday baseball will include Bucksport vs. Coastal at 9 a.m., Machias vs. Acadian at 11:30 p.m. and Ellsworth 1 vs. Ellsworth 2 at 2 p.m.
Team members will be players not selected to the Little League District 1 all-star teams for ages 9-10. The District1 tournament for 9-10 all-stars will get under way on June 28 with games at locations throughout the region.