The Middlesex Junior Little League All-Star baseball team (ages 13-14) finished in third place in the District 15 Tournament held in Essex and Richmond County.
Eventual District 15 champion Essex sent Middlesex to the loser’s bracket in the opening round with an 8-5 win. Middlesex then reeled off three straight wins before losing 13-1 to King William in the double-elimination event.
Essex advances to the Junior Little League State Tournament that will start on Friday, July 24, at the Middlesex Sports Complex at Locust Hill. Essex will play the District 3 champions on at 6 p.m.
The champions of the state’s 16 districts will participate in the tournament, which is being hosted by the Middlesex Little League.
The state championship game is set for Wednesday, July 29, at 10 a.m.