Baseball WA is just days away from the highly-anticipated return to play with the 2020 Think Again Little League State Championships running from Monday, 13 July – Friday, 17 July 2020.
The Little, Intermediate and Junior League competitions will be held at Crimea Park, home of the Morley Eagles, and the Senior League competition will take place at the Baseball Park.
The Eastern Phantoms (Little), Western Comets (Intermediate), Northern Metros (Junior) and Western Suns (Senior) will chase back-to-back State Championships.
“COVID-19 has presented plenty of challenges, but our baseball community and WA as a whole has persevered, and we’re so excited that baseball is back,” Baseball WA CEO Lachlan Dale. “While we were disappointed to postpone these events in March, it was necessary to protect the health and safety of our members, and we are pleased that our patience and planning has paid off. Even though the national and international pathways were cancelled this year, it’s important we get our players back on the field playing the sport they love.”
With 17 teams ready to compete in the tournament, there will be plenty of teamwork and determination displayed throughout the week. Charter teams have been gearing up for the competition with fun scratch matches and training sessions in recent weeks. “
“Our charter players worked so hard this past season, and we are pleased to give them the chance to showcase their skills and work hard with their teams to chase State Championship glory,” Little League District Administrator Andrew Murray said. “We can’t wait to see what next week has in store, and of course we appreciate the committee members and volunteers at Morley Eagles Baseball Club for stepping up to host these events in what’s been a very different year.”
Coaches and their teams share the sentiments. Eastern Phantoms Little League Coach Daniel Calverley and his players are counting down the days. “We are really excited to get back on the field,” Calverley said. “Whilst we are disappointed there is no pathway this year, we are eager to play some games and look forward to the State Championship.”
Older players are just as excited. “The Western Meteors are fired up and ready to clash with the Suns and the Comets” Senior League Coach Dean Cole said.
Baseball WA wishes all teams and participants the best of luck at the 2020 Think Again Little League State Championships!
Make sure to follow along with all the action from the State Champs on the Little League WA Facebook, Baseball WA Facebook and Instagram for photos, videos and more.
Please note fixtures are available on our website:
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