Irmo Little League teams going to regionals

By CT McDonald

After winning their recent state tournaments, three Irmo Little League (ILL) teams are now headed for their respective Southeast Regional Tournaments on the road.

The ILL Senior Softball, Junior Baseball and Senior Baseball teams each earned state championships and will scatter across the Southeast to compete in regional tournaments with the opportunity to advance to World Series Tournaments.

Irmo’s senior softball team will travel to Salisbury, North Carolina to kick off the southeast softball regionals against Virginia on Friday in Game Two of the tournament. The tournament will continue through Sunday when it culminates with the semifinal and championship games.

In addition to Irmo — representing South Carolina — and Virginia, teams from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Tennesee and West Virginia will also be competing.

The Southeast Regional winner will advance to the Senior Softball World Series at Lower Sussex, Delaware July 31-August 6.

On the baseball side, Irmo Little League’s senior team will also be on the road this weekend, in this case competing in the Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament at Safety Harbor, Florida starting Saturday and running through Wednesday, July 26.

Representing South Carolina, the ILL seniors will also start this event in Game Two against Virginia on the first day of the tournament, Saturday.

The same seven states will be represented in this tournament and the winner will advance to the Senior League Baseball World Series at Easley, SC July 29-August 5.

Irmo Little League’s juniors team will play in the Junior League Baseball Southeast Regional Tournament in Virginia starting July 28 through August 1.

The ILL’s juniors will also start the tournament against Virginia in Game Two on Day One with the same seven southeastern teams competing.

And the winner of this regional will advance to the Junior League Baseball World Series at Taylor, Michigan August 13-20.

The Irmo Little League is an all-volunteer organization that plays its home games at Friarsgate Park in Irmo. The League has a history of championship teams, and this year is no different.