Dominican Republic team to LLWS

Los Bravos de Ponte­zuela Little League from the Dominican Republic

Los Bravos de Ponte­zuela Little League from the Dominican Republic

For the second time in three years, Los Bravos de Ponte­zuela Little League from the Dominican Republic will represent the Caribbean region at the Little League World Series after defeating the representatives from Aruba, 8-4, on Thursday in the regional final in Saint John, Antigua. The Caribbean regional included eight teams and began July 7. The Dominican champions went 4-1, outscoring the opposition, 47-23. Its loss came to Aruba in its third game, 6-2. Their 2015 LLWS qualifier went 1-2, beating a team from Portland, Oregon, in the consolation round. The 2017 LLWS runs. Aug. 17-27 at Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums. Hills LL of Sydney, Australia, and Seoul West LL of Seoul, South Korea have al­ready qualified. This will be the ninth ap­pearance for the Dominican Republic here, dating to 1978. The country’s best finish came in 1983 when Liquito Hernan­dez LL from Barahona lost the final to East Marietta, Ga. The next regions scheduled to begin are Latin Am­erican (July 15-22), Mexico (July 15-21), and Europe-Africa (July 17-25), and Ja­pan (July 22-23). Canadian and United States regionals are in August.

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