BREAKING NEWS: Little League Baseball is bringing Senior League Tournament play back to Bangor in 2019. Not the World Series, but a 10 to 12 team U.S. East Regional Tournament will be played at Mansfield Stadium in July.

District #3 administrator Mike Booker got the word from Little League over the weekend.

The East Regional has been in West Deptford, New Jersey for the past 28 years. Last year, state winners from Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennslyvania and a local host team formed the 10 team Regional Tourney.

Brooker says the tournament will be held from July 17th through the 24th. It's a double elimination tourney with two Maine teams in the field - the District #3 winner and the Maine state winner.

The regional championship team from the Bangor tourney then goes to Easley, South Carolina for the Senior League World Series.

That event was held in Bangor for 15 years before Little League announced in 2016 that the event would be moved to South Carolina, citing logistical and financial reasons.

Little League does not pay for team travel to regional tournaments.

NOTE: District #3 LL administrator Mike Booker will be a guest on the Tuesday 'Morning Pitch Show' on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket with more details about the East Regional coming to Bangor.

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