The Richmond Little League Baseball program continues to stride forward as three key returning players and a coach from last year’s inaugural all-star team head into District 6 Playdowns, starting this weekend at Trout Lake in Vancouver.
While the organization has taken great strides this season — including the launching of a U7 grassroots program — the Majors 12 team begins its playoff journey, led by head coach Jim Liaw and second-years Tyler Liaw, Taylor Sayson and Zane Visram.
Augmented by regular season teammate, Kyle Li, along with additional talent from other associations, Richmond will be on a post-season the road that will eventually lead to representing Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania come August.
The playdowns conclude July 14 with the winner moving on to the Little League Provincials being held at Little Mountain’s Hillcrest Park in Vancouver.
While it’s been said by the other associations that “we’ll continue to support a combined team until you beat one of us”, the team definitely hopes to build on their competitive showing from their debut last season.
Ideally, that continues until the younger players Richmond Little League is developing is ready to proudly represent its city in not only at provincials, but perhaps even beyond.
Part of that development will be the“Just Play Ball” programs once the all-star has been concluded.
Further information can be found at richmondlittleleague.ca.