Three Avon Little League teams bring home District 6 championships

Avon won the District 6 championship in the Minor Division (ages 10-11) -- the first of three D6 pennants won by Avon this summer.

Avon won the District 6 championship in the Minor Division (ages 10-11) — the first of three D6 pennants won by Avon this summer. (Photo courtesy Avon Baseball via Facebook)

For the first time in nine years, one Little League baseball program has captured three District 6 championships. With Avon’s age 9-10 All-Star baseball team beating Burlington on Sunday, Avon won the Major Division (ages 11-12), Minor Division (ages 10-11) and 9-10 pennants.

Avon is the second D6 team to accomplish this achievement and the first since Simsbury Nationals swept all three tournaments in 2005.

All three teams advance to the divisional round of the state tournament. The tournament has four three-team divisions.

Avon captured the District 6 title in the 9-10 division by beating Burlington.

Avon captured the District 6 title in the 9-10 division by beating Burlington. (Photo courtesy Avon Baseball via Facebook)

Avon’s Minor Division team went 6-1 in the District 6 tournament, winning their final four games including an 11-1 win over Simsbury in the championship game. Avon won its opening game in the Division 2 tournament with a 16-6 win over Prospect, the District 3 champion, but Avon lost to Berlin 7-2 on Sunday. Avon (8-2) beat Prospect on Monday night, 10-6 to earn a spot against Berlin the Division 2 title game at Terryville Little League on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Avon’s Major Division team had a dominating District 6 tournament, going 7-1 and outslugging Burlington, 14-2 in four innings in the championship game. It was Avon’s first D6 championship since 2012.

Avon will face District 5 champion Southington South on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at P.J. Foley Little League in Naugatuck in the first Division 2 contest. Avon will square off against the D3 champion on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

In the 9-10 Division, Avon (7-0) went undefeated to win the District 6 championship. After going 4-0 in the round robin portion of the tournament, Avon beat Burlington 12-2 and Tri-Town, 5-4 to earn a spot in the D6 championship game. In the final, Avon outlasted Burlington, 10-8 to capture the pennant.

Players on Avon's Major Division squad applaud teammates receiving championship medals after winning the D6 title.

Players on Avon’s Major Division squad applaud teammates receiving championship medals after winning the D6 title.

MAJOR DIVISION (ages 11-12)
Division 2
At Naugatuck (P.J. Foley LL)
Wednesday, July 22: Avon vs. Southington South, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 23: Southington South vs. D3 champion, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 24: Avon vs. D3 champion, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 25: Second place vs. third place, TBA
Sunday, July 26: First place team vs. winner of Saturday game

State championship finals
At Newington
Wednesday, July 29
Game 1: Division 1 vs. Division 2, 5:30 p.m.
Game 2: Division 3 vs. Division 4, 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 30
Game 3: Winner game 1 vs. winner game 2, 5:30 p.m.
Game 4: Loser game 1 vs. loser game 2, 8 p.m.
Friday, July 31
Game 5: Loser game 3 vs. winner game 4, 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 1
Game 6: Final — Winner game 5 vs. winner game 3, 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 2
Game 7: Final – Winner game 6 vs. loser game 6, 2 p.m., if necessary

MINORS DIVISION (ages 10-11)
Division 2
At Terryville
Friday, July 17: Prospect (D3) 8, Berlin (D5) 2
Saturday, July 18: Avon 16, Prospect 6
Sunday, July 19: Berlin 7, Avon 2
Monday, July 20: Avon 10, Prospect 6
Tuesday, July 21: Berlin vs. Avon, 6:30 p.m.

State semifinals
Thursday, July 23:  Division 1 vs. Division 2 champion, 6:30 p.m., Terryville; Division 3 vs. Division 4 champion, 5:30 p.m., Tolland

State championship (best of 3)
Sunday, July 26: at Terryville, 4 p.m.
Monday, July 27: at Terryville, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28: at Terryville, 6:30 p.m., if necessary

9-10 DIVISION
Division 2
At Bristol (McCabe Waters LL)
Wednesday, July 22: Avon vs. D3 champion, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 23: Avon vs. Farmington, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 24: Farmington vs. D3 champion, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 25: Second place vs. third place, 10 a.m.
Sunday, July 26: First place team vs. winner of Saturday game, 2 p.m.

State semifinals
Thursday, July 30: Division 1 vs. Division 2, 5:30 p.m. at Trumbull; Division 3 vs. Division 4, 5:30 p.m. at Guilford

State championship (Best of 3)
Saturday Aug. 1: At Guilford, 5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 2: At Guilford, 5 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 3:  At Guilford, 5:30  p.m., if necessary

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