WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WPRI) — For the second consecutive year, a group of Rhode Island girls will be headed west for the World Series.
Warwick North – the softball team representing Rhode Island in the Junior League East Regional Tournament – clinched the championship Monday in West Haven, Connecticut.
The 13- and 14-year-olds defeated New Jersey by a score of 3 to 4 Wednesday and again Thursday by a score of 6 to 1 to take the best of three series. The team made it all the way through districts, states, and regionals undefeated.
It’ll be the second time on the world stage for some of the players. Eight of the girls also played on the Warwick North Little League softball team which finished second in the World Series last year in Oregon.
This year, the girls will be traveling to Kirkland, Washington for the Junior League Softball World Series.
It’s been a successful all-star season for Warwick North as a whole. The league’s softball and baseball teams both took home State Little League Championships. The girls, which included four members from last year’s World Series team, finishing third in the regional tournament in Bristol, Conn. this week. The boys just won states Wednesday, defeating Lincoln, and are headed to regionals in Bristol Aug. 8.
Warwick North’s younger softball players also had post-season success – finishing second to Cranston National Budlong in the 9/10 State Championship. The 10/11 baseball team will compete in the state tournament starting this weekend.