GLENDALE — With the grind of having to play numerous games throughout an exhausting two-month stretch, many local Little League baseball and softball teams took to fields across the region and state in their quest to win championships.
With plenty of fine pitching and hitting performances, several teams went on to win District 16 championships and advance to the Section 2 Tournament. A softball team reached the Division III Tournament.
None of the area's Babe Ruth baseball squads were able to reach the World Series. The Arroyo Seco Saints, a Palomino baseball team featuring current and former St. Francis High players, advanced to the championship game of the Southern California Regional Championship and punched their ticket into the West Zone Regional in Compton.
The following is a recap of the area's Little League season:
BABE RUTH ALL-STARS
The La Crescenta 13-year-old squad opened the state tournament with a 15-3 win against Heartwell before suffering a 9-5 loss to El Segundo. La Crescenta was eliminated with a 7-5 loss against Torrance.