LL Rules On Protest, District Tourney Resumes
After one of the six teams competing in the Maine District #3 Senior League Baseball Tournament filed a protest, the tourney was put on hold for a day while Little League ruled on the matter.
The tournament committee in Williamsport, Pennsylvania that decides all protests ruled late Wednesday afternoon that the district double elimination tourney will continue but the Bronco - Hermon team (Hampden, Hermon Little Leagues) will not be able to use three players because they did not play in enough regular season games to qualify for all star play.
District #3 administrator Mike Brooker told Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket that a coach from another team protested the eligibility of some Bronco-Hermon players and that when that happens he has to send all paperwork to national Little League for a ruling. A player must appear in 60% regular season games to be eligible for all star play.
LL ruled the tournament will continue tomorrow and that three players to not meet regular season requirements and cannot play for Bronco - Hermon.
The tournament resumes at Mansfield Stadium Thursday night with the winner's bracket game between Bronco - Hermon and Brewer. Teams from Old Town and Holbrook will play in the loser's bracket at a time TBD. Teams from Houlton and Lincoln were eliminated from the district tournament after going 0-2.
NOTE: The winner of the District #3 tournament will advance to the East Regional Senior League Tournament in New Jersey. In past years, the winner was host team for the Senior League World Series. That event was moved from Bangor to Easley, South Carolina.