Cubs win Majors
After winning both halves of the Little League season, the Cubs continued their winning ways in the playoffs by first defeating the Dodgers and then the Mariners.
But give the Dodgers credit, they took the Cubs to extra innings before falling 4-3. The game was a classic pitchers duel between the Cubs' Lance VanGrouw and Dodgers' ace Chase Madden.
In the City Championship game the Cubs met the Mariners. The Mariners had defeated the Giants 7-5 in the first round of the playoff tournament.
But the Cubs proved too tough and completed their quest for a championship with a 5-2 win. The Cubs won the championship on the pitching of Garrett Dunn and the hitting of Jesus Marquez.
The Cubs will move on to represent Exeter in the Tournament of Champions June 18 and 20 at Dobson Field in Exeter. Games begin at 5:30 p.m. Exeter's first game will be at 7:30 p.m. on June 18 on Field 2.
The teams in the tournament include:
Reds win Minors
The Reds beat the Braves in a best of three series to take first place in the Minors Division. The Braves won the first game 8-5, but the Reds took two straight winning 12-2 and 6-4.
The Exeter Little League All-Star game is Saturday, June 12 at Dobson Field.
The Minors All-Star game will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the presentation of first and second place trophies for both Minors and Majors.
After the trophy presentations, the Majors All-Star game will begin at about 11 a.m.