Several Little League state championship tournaments wrapped up Monday, with Tampa teams taking home titles.
Three Tampa Keystone Little League all-star squads reached their respective finals — the Minors (9-10) Baseball and Softball teams won their titles; the Majors (11-12) Softball team was waiting out the weather.
Minors (9-10) Baseball: In West Melbourne, Keystone (11-0, 5-0) defeated Greater Naples 13-8 in the title game after outscoring opponents 45-13 in four games leading up to the championship. Keystone moves on to the Southeast Region Tournament of Champions in Ceredo-Kenova, W.Va., starting Friday.
Minors (9-10) Softball: In Orlando, Keystone (9-1, 3-1) faced off with another Hillsborough County club in the final. New Tampa (9-1, 3-1) and Keystone both won semifinals Monday morning before Keystone took the championship 8-5 in the afternoon. Like their baseball counterparts, the girls will now move on to the Southeast Region Tournament of Champions in Greenville, N.C., on Friday.
Juniors (13-14) Softball: South Tampa (4-0), formerly known as Palma Ceia/Tampa Bay, reached the championship game in Fort Myers. Palma Ceia/Tampa Bay was the runnerup at last year's Junior Softball World Series in Kirkland, Wash., and is on pace for repeat success.
South Tampa dominated the field, outscoring opponents 58-3, which included a convincing 10-0 win in five innings over Naples in the title game. The next step for the team is Southeast Region Tournament, also in Fort Myers starting Friday.
Majors (11-12) Softball: The state final between Keystone and Windermere in Niceville was in a rain delay and was not over at press time after being delayed for several hours.