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Northwood plays Miidland, Mich., in its first game in Junior League World Series

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Sunday, August 14, 2016

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Northwood marches onto Heritage Park Field at Taylor, Mich., for the opening ceremonies for the Junior League World Series.
 

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Northwood marches onto Heritage Park Field at Taylor, Mich., for the opening ceremonies for the Junior League World Series.

 



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First responders unfurl the United States flag.
 

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First responders unfurl the United States flag.

 



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Northwood players participate in the opening ceremonies.
 

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Northwood players participate in the opening ceremonies.

 



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Steve Avery, former Atlanta Braves pitcher and native of Taylor, Mich., home of the Junior League World Series, throws out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday.
 

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Steve Avery, former Atlanta Braves pitcher and native of Taylor, Mich., home of the Junior League World Series, throws out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday.

 



The opening ceremonies for the Junior League World Series were held Saturday, minus fireworks, at Taylor, Mich.

Weather forced a smaller opening ceremony but officials said the fireworks display may be rescheduled this week.

Steve Avery, former major league pitcher, notably of the Atlanta Braves, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Avery is a native of Taylor, Mich.

Northwood of Taylors is among 11 teams – five U.S. and six international – competing for the 13-14 year-old championship. It’s the biggest field of teams in the tournament’s history.

Northwood will play Midland, Mich., Sunday at 5 p.m. in Game 3 of opening day.

United States champions

Northwood Little League from Taylors, (Southeast region)

Midland, Michigan (Central)

Corpus Christi, Texas (Southwest)

Salisbury, Maryland (East)

Kapaa Kauai, Hawaii (West)

International teams

Alberta, Canada

Brno, Czech Republic

Chinese Taipei

Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Panama

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Teams play a double-elimination schedule to determine the finalists for the International (3 p.m. Friday, August 20) and USA (6 p.m. Friday) championship games.

Then, the August 20 winners play in the world championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 21.

Also read:

• Northwood wins Southeast region 

• Northwood heads to Michigan

 

 

 

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