The District I Kent County All-Stars will make a return trip to Easley, South Carolina for the Big League World Series after capturing the Big League East Championship last week.
District I advanced to the championship series which began last Wednesday needing only one victory to clinch the title as their opponent, Pennsylvania, needed to force a second game in the series and win both to advance.
Pennsylvania put the pressure on District I, winning game one 7-3. However, District I would leave little doubt about game two’s outcome, scoring early and often while receiving solid pitching performance on the mound.
After managing only three runs in the championship series opener on Wednesday, District I’s bats went to work early on Thursday, scoring five runs in the second inning. Dillon Cole, who pitched a complete game, kept Pennsylvania at bay on the mound before District I added some insurance in the seventh, increasing their lead to 13-1 thanks to a seven-run inning.
The East team consists of all-star players from five local little leagues, Felton-Harrington, Dover, Camden-Wyoming, Smyrna-Clayton and Milford.
The roster features, Eric Berardicelli, Dillon Cole, Tyler Collins, Cole Garey, Jordan Simpson and Louie Whitaker from Felton-Harrington Little League; Jared Hickox, Semaj Kelly, Cameron Turner and Dallas Willey from Dover Little League; Noah DeAtley, Quintin Ivy and Carlton Voak represent Camden-Wyoming Little League; John Barkley, Brendan Davis and Justin Jones from Smyrna-Clayton Little League and Tommy Jordan from Milford Little League.
The Big League World Series in Easley, which kicks off on Tuesday, consists of two brackets, the United States bracket and the International bracket.
The International brackets includes Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
In the United States’ bracket features six teams; Central, East, Southeast, Southwest, West and host team South Carolina.
The week long tournament will conclude on Tuesday, August 2 pitting the winners of each bracket against one another in the World Series Championship which will be broadcasted on ESPN.
The East’s journey begins on Tuesday in their opening game against the West team. If the East are victorious, they’ll move on to the next round of the winner’s bracket playing the Central team at 4 p.m.
Be sure to check doverpost.com for tournament updates throughout the week.