SLSB: Puerto Rico Takes Home Senior League Softball World Series Championship
For the fifth time in as many years, tiny Roxana welcomed some of the world’s finest Senior League Softball All-Star teams to its Lower Sussex Little League complex.
Despite committing six errors in the field, the champs were able to best U.S. East, 3-2 in the championship game.
In total, six teams from the United States teams made the trip representing six regions. Participating in the World Series tournament were: Southwest (Albuquerque, N.M.); U.S. West (Colton, Calif.); U.S. South (Virginia Beach); U.S. East (West Cumberland County, N.J.); U.S. Central (South Bend, Ind.); and District III host team Laurel, N.J.; and four international teams, including Canada (Windsor South Canadians, Windsor, Ont.); Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA - Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany), Asia-Pacific (Bacalod City, Philippians) and Latin America (Maunabo, Puerto Rico).
“Over 2.8 million Little Leaguers from across the world compete to play in one of these eight World Series,” Opening Ceremonies announcer Scotty Amerine said to the gathered All-Stars when the Series began. “They are future managers, coaches and parents, and, maybe more importantly, ambassadors of good will who show what can happen when you work together to reach a common goal.”
Of course, the ultimate goal at the event was to capture the Series championship, and the team that outlasted all the others was Latin America.