The local Rotary Club on Tuesday honored the Washington C.H. Little League’s three District Eight all-star teams with a luncheon of hot dogs and hamburgers at the Crown Room Banquet Hall.
After an enjoyable meal, each team manager introduced his players and assistant coaches and spoke a bit about each youngster and gave his thoughts on the upcoming tournament.
League President John Meriweather also addressed the audience and acknowledged the city of Washington and its long history of strong support for the little league program and its all-star teams.
The 12-year-old District Eight tournament began Tuesday evening.
The Washington C.H. 12-year-old all-stars’ first game is this evening at 6 p.m. at Eaton.
The following are directions to the Eaton Little League fields: Take US 35 West to Eaton. Turn right (North) on U.S. 127 to West Lexington Road (Family Video is on the corner). Turn right. Ball Park is at the water tower.
There are two pools of three teams each in the 12-year-old tournament.
The local all-stars will host Moraine-West Carrollton Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m.
The top team in pool A (which is Washington C.H.’s pool) will play the second place team in pool B Friday, July 8 at 6 p.m. and the first place team in pool B will play the second place team in pool A Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m.
The District championship game will be played Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. at Moraine-West Carrollton.
There are two pools (one with four teams and one with five) in the District 8 10-year-old tournament.
Washington will begin that tournament Monday, July 11 at Huber Heights at 6 p.m.
Directions to Huber Heights Little League: Take US 35 West to Dayton. Take the OH-835/Woodman Dr. exit from US 35 west. Follow Woodman Drive and Harshman Ave. (a little less than 6 miles) to Brandt Pike in Huber Heights. Turn right onto Woodman Dr.; continue straight onto Woodman Drive/Wright Brothers Parkway. Continue onto to Harshman Ave. Turn right onto Brandt Pike. The park is on the left, 4707 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, Ohio, 45424.
Washington will host First Dayton Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m.
The local all-stars will host Eaton on Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. and then travel to Enon Thursday for a 6 p.m. game.
The address for the Enon ball field is 510 Enon Xenia Pike, Enon, Ohio, 45323.
One way to get there is to take SR 41 north to I-70 West to Route 4 East (Enon) exit. Continue on Enon Road through downtown area to the stop light. Indian Valley Middle School is the second school on the left. The ball park is behind the school.
Pool play will conclude on Friday, July 15.
The District championship game will be played at the field at Lewis Street featuring the winner of pool A going up against the pool B winner Sunday, July 17 at 2 p.m.
There are just two teams in the District 8 field for the 11-year-olds.
All games will be played at the Little League complex at Lewis Street.
Washington will play Eaton on Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m.
The teams will play again Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m.
If the games are even at one win apiece, there will be a deciding game 30 minutes following the conclusion of the 10 a.m. contest.
Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1