Mark Alberts, head of Louisa Little League, said he is proud of the performance local teams had in the post-season, which saw five of six all-star teams advanced to their respective state tourneys after winning distrcit titles.
The Senior and Junior teams–for 16- and 15-year-olds–were eliminated in the double-elimination rounds of the state tournament.
The Major team, featuring local 12-year-old talent, went undefeated through the state tournament pool play, but was eliminated in the playoffs, finishing fifth in the state.
The 10/11-year-old softball team was eliminated in the double-elimination round of the state tournament and finished sixth in the state.
The 10/11-year-old baseball team went 2-1 in pool play and lost in the first round of the playoffs, finishing fifth in the state. Both of the team’s state tourney losses came in their opponents’ final at-bats.
Although the 9/10-year-old team did not advance to the state tourney, they lost a close best-of-three series against McIntire.
“We discovered that we have some amazingly talented young baseball players that will definitely be a big part of the league in years to come,” Alberts said of the youngest squad’s performance.
Alberts said he is pleased with the present and future of Lousia Little League.
“While we didn’t get to the top in the state competition, all our teams were able to play with the top 10 to 15 teams in the state at each level,” Alberts said. “At a minimum, it is something for our community to be proud of. The kids represented Louisa County well.”