Two all-star teams from the Plant City Little League program will continue play in regional invitational tournaments Saturday after winning state titles last weekend.
The Plant City 9-10 All-Stars travel to Ceredo-Kedova, W.Va., to face Bridgewater Community, Va., in a first-round pool play game in a "tournament of state champions" for its division.
Eight state champions from the southeast will each play three games of pool play in West Virginia. At the conclusion of the pool play round on Monday, the top four teams, plus any other team with a winning record (2-1 or better), will advance to the single-elimination bracket round. The championship game will be Wednesday at Ceredo-Kedova's Mitch Stadium.
Plant City's 9-10 team earned a berth to the tournament by winning the state title with five victories in Pinellas Park, including a 7-2 win over Coral Springs on July 24.
The 10-11 Plant City All-Stars captured their own state championship in similar fashion with a 3-1 win over North Springs at Bonita Springs on July 24.
The 10-11 squad now makes it way to Greenville, N.C., to face off against Goodlettsville, Tenn., in a first-round pool play game Saturday. The 10-11 tournament has the same format as the 9-10 tournament, and its championship game will be held Wednesday at Greenville's Elm Street Park.