Host, Latin America teams qualify

Bellevue Junior League, representing the combined Bellevue East and Bellevue Thunderbird programs, will the the Host team for this year’s Junior Softball World Series. As the winner of the Washington District 9 tournament Bellevue earns the right to represent the home district.

Olmeca Little League of Mexico City will represent Latin America. Mexico defeated ASOFEM Little League of Maunabo, Puerto Rico — a three-time World Series champion over the years — in the championship game of the Latin America Regional Tournament, 11-7. Olmeca went 4-1 in the tournament, held in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Bellevue and Mexico join the Asia Pacific representative from Norzagaray, Bulacan in the Philippines as the first three qualifiers. The remaining seven spots will be determined at regional tournaments in the U.S. as well as Canada and Europe-Africa. You can track the progress of the regional tournaments at the Little League Inc. website.

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