District 7 set to host state Little League

District 7 Little League has announced its All-Star baseball tournament schedule, including the state Majors age 11-12 tournament it will host at the Bar-S complex above Alki Point in West Seattle from July 12-19.
"As volunteers, we will be busy," said West Seattle Little League financial advisor Jon Gearhardt.

District 7 all-star tournaments will be held June 28-July 5 at Pac West in Highline for ages 9-10 and 10-11 and at Highline American for ages 11-12.

In other state tournament action, Richland hosts the age 9-10 tournament July 12-19 and Southwest Washington the age 10-11 tournament July 19-26. The intermediate tournament will be July 5-12 at District 1 (Lynnwood north to the Arlington/Stanwood area).

At the end of the regular baseball season this spring, a handful of players ages 9, 10, 11 and 12 are picked for tryouts for the Majors All-Star teams as well as ages 9-10, 10-11 and Juniors age 13-14. From this select pool, teams of 12-14 players will be picked the managers of the respective All-Star teams.

Many of the players who are selected for the All-Star team have been pitchers, catchers, outfielders and infielders on their respective teams. From the selections, the coaches will put together the team they best feel will meet their needs and give the All-Stars the most competitive edge. All-Star players may need to adjust to new roles compared to the regular season.

Tournament rules are different than regular season. Unlike Minors, there is no continuous batting order. Also, minimum play requirements are different than the regular season. In some cases, a player may only get a single at-bat and no time in the field during All-Star games.

Players and managers nominations for All-Stars will be made In early May, with letters and applications for tryouts sent to nominated players.

West Seattle All-Star tryouts and practices begin June 14 at the Bar-S complex.

For more information, read the All-Star section of the WSLL Bylaws posted on the league website at http://westseattlelittleleague.com/

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