Load the lawn chairs and pack the Cracker Jack.
Little League All-Star season is well under way, and one champion has already been crowned.
Ashland American turned back South Shore in the District 6 9- and 10-year-old softball championship in Flemingsburg on Saturday to punch a ticket to the state tournament in Owensboro.
That’s just the first of many upcoming tournaments all over the area throughout the next two weeks.
The District 6 11-12 softball tournament holds a possible championship game tonight at 5:30 at Stan Spence Field 1 in South Shore. The South Shore All-Stars take on either Fleming County or Raceland-Worthington. If South Shore wins, it advances on to the state tournament.
Play in District 6 Area 1 9-10 baseball begins on Friday at 5 p.m. in Flemingsburg. The championship game is set for Tuesday, July 1, with a possible rematch on July 2. Teams include Grayson, Lewis County, Fleming County and Morehead.
Junior League baseball opens up on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis County. A champion will be crowned on either July 1 or July 2. Teams involved are Boyd County National, Lewis County, Greenup County and Ashland National.
Morehead Youth will host the District 6 Area 1 11-12 All-Stars. First pitch is set for Friday at 5 p.m. Olive Hill, Lewis County, Morehead and Grayson are in the field.
District 6 10-11 baseball will be held at Russell-Flatwoods starting Friday at 5 p.m. The bracket consists of Morehead, Ashland American, Ashland National, Fleming County, Catlettsburg and Russell-Flatwoods. A champion could be determined on either July 3 or July 5.
Boyd County National is the site of the District 6 Area 2 9-10 All-Star baseball games. Opening night is Friday at 5. The tournament will conclude on either July 3 or 5. Boyd County National, South Shore, Ashland American, Ashland National, Russell-Flatwoods and Catlettsburg comprise the field.
Beginning action on Friday at 5 p.m. and closing on either July 3 or July 5 are the District 6 Area 2 11-12 baseball All-Stars. Catlettsburg, Russell-Flatwoods, South Shore, Boyd County National, Ashland American and Ashland National will do battle at Ashland National’s fields.
Visit www.eteamz.com/kydistrict6/schedules/ for complete tournament schedules and results.
AARON SNYDER can be reached at email@example.com or (606) 326-2664.