FAIRFIELD — The annual District 53 Little League Tournament of Champions opens Saturday and two city leagues — Fairfield Pacific and Tri-Valley — are among the four host sites.
Unlike All-Stars, which open on July 2 and are double elimination, TOC play is single elimination.
At Fairfield Pacific’s Allan Witt Park complex, the Majors Division opens with the Fairfield Atlantic runner-up playing the Valley of the Moon champion at 10 a.m.. The Fairfield Pacific champion then takes on the Vallejo champion at 1 p.m.
At Tri-Valley’s Cordelia fields, the Tri-Valley champion takes on Suisun American at noon. The Fairfield Pacific runner-up plays the winner of Saturday’s Middletown/Cobb-American Canyon game, on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Fairfield Atlantic champion hits the road to play the Vallejo runner-up at Sonoma Valley at 1 p.m.
The Tri-Valley runner-up doesn’t open play until Sunday when it takes on the Napa American Champion in Napa.
In Minors Division play, action starts at Allan Witt Park with the Fairfield Atlantic champion battling the Sonoma Valley runner-up on Saturday at 10 a.m. An all-city matchup follows with the Fairfield Pacific champion taking on the Tri-Valley runner-up at 1 p.m.
In Cordelia on Sunday, the Tri-Valley champion plays the Napa American runner-up at noon. The Suisun American champion is off until Monday when it plays the winner of Sunday’s Benicia champion-Napa National runner-up game at 5:30 p.m.
The runners-up from Fairfield Atlantic and Fairfield Pacific meet on Sunday in Sonoma at noon.
Championship games are at Fairfield Pacific on June 25 at 1 p.m.
Note: Coaches for TOC teams from Fairfield Atlantic, Fairfield Pacific, Suisun American and Tri-Valley, please call the Daily Republic with reports from your games at 425-4646 ext. 8 as soon after your games as possible.
Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646 Ext. 264 or [email protected]