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Canton to battle Burlington in D6 semi; Avon faces Granby to remain in tourney

Avon’s Major Division (ages 11-12) baseball team lost to Burlington Monday night in the District 6 tournament but remain alive in the double-elimination tournament.

BURLINGTON, July 10 – One semifinal is set for the District 6 Little League Major Division (ages 11-12) baseball tournament. Burlington beat Avon on Monday, 12-1, to earn a spot in Tuesday’s semifinal against Canton in Plymouth.

The winner of Tuesday’s semifinal gets a berth in Thursday’s District 6 championship game. The loser of Tuesday night’s game drops into the consolation bracket.

Avon (4-2) remains alive in the double-elimination tournament will face Granby (4-2) on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. in Terryville. The loser will be eliminated from the tournament. Avon is the two-time defending District 6 champion.

District 6 Major Baseball (ages 11-12)
Championship bracket
Sunday, July 9
Game 1: Avon 17, Granby 14
Game 2: Canton 16, Torrington 6
Monday, July 10
Game 3: Burlington 12, Avon 1
Tuesday, July 11
Game 5: Canton vs. Burlington at Terryville, 8
Thursday, July 13
Game 8: Final – Winner game 5 vs. winner game 7 at Terryville, 6 p.m.
Friday, July 14
Game 9: Final, if necessary at Terryville, 6 p.m.

Consolation bracket
Monday, July 10
Game 4: Granby 8, Torrington 6 (Torrington eliminated)
Tuesday, July 11
Game 6: Avon 9, Granby 7
Wednesday, July 12
Game 7: Avon vs. loser game 5, 5:45 p.m. at Burlington

Round robin play, final standings
Pool A

Team W L
x-Burlington 4 0
x-Granby 3 1
Simsbury 2 2
Terryville 1 3
Tri-Town 0 4


Pool B

Team W L
x-Torrington 3 1
x-Canton 3 1
x-Avon 3 1
East Granby 1 3
Harwinton 04 4

x-advanced to double elimination portion of the tournament

Photos of Avon vs. East Granby earlier in the tournament

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years.

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