Hastings Community Little League from Vancouver will participate in the Little League Baseball® World Series for the third time after taking a 1-0 victory over Whalley Little League in the Canada Region Championship Game on Saturday, August 13. Seven teams participated in the 10-day nation-wide event held in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Led behind a combined no-hitter by Loreto Siniscalchi and Stefano Dal on the mound to hold the Whalley LL offense at bay, Hastings Community Little League was able to put up a single run in the bottom of the fifth to go on and take a 1-0 victory to earn the right to represent Canada in the 2016 Little League Baseball World Series.
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While Whalley Little League was able to work four walks over the course of the game, it was the RBI single in the bottom of the fifth by Nicola Barba that gave Hastings Community LL the lone run of the game and the eventual victory.
Siniscalchi earned the victory for Hastings Community LL after throwing 5.0 innings of hitless work, allowing four walks while striking out 13 of 19 batters faced.
Hastings Community LL finished the Canada Region tournament with an unblemished 8-0 record to earn the Canada Region Championship title. This marks the third trip out to South Williamsport for Hastings Community LL after participating in the Little League Baseball World Series back in 2009 and 2012.
This will be the 57th time Canada has been represented at the Little League Baseball® World Series, more than any other non-U.S. nation. Last year’s Canada Region Champions were White Rock South Surrey Little League from White Rock, British Columbia.
Hastings Community Little League will open play in the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series as Canada Region Champions when they face the Japan Region Champion, represented in 2016 by Chofu Little League from Chofu City, Tokyo, on Friday, August 19, at 2 p.m. at Volunteer Stadium. Spanning the course of 10 days, 32 games will be played in the 2016 Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, culminating in the Championship Game, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 28. For more information on the 2016 Little League Baseball World Series, visit LLBWS.org.
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