Little Leaguers head to Redmond this weekend
The Oregon District 5 All-Star Tournament begins this Saturday in Redmond, and a host of teams from Jefferson County and Warm Springs Nation Little League will be in attendance.
From Jefferson County, the 8-10 minors team kicks off its tournament against Bend North Saturday at 8 a.m. The 10-12 majors baseball team opens Sunday at 11 a.m. against the winner of The Dalles vs. John Day River game.
Also, a combined juniors softball team from Madras, Prineville and Sisters includes local players Hannah Holliday, Natalie Lockey, Shanti Rodriguez and Fiona White. That team plays at 10:30 a.m. Saturday against the winner of Warm Springs and Redmond.
Warm Springs will send four all-star teams to the tournament.
The juniors softball team opens against Redmond at 8 a.m. Saturday. In the majors division, Warm Springs will face another team from Redmond, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. On Sunday, the Warm Springs minors softball team will face Redmond at 6:30 p.m.
Warm Springs' lone baseball team, in the majors bracket, is slated to open against Bend South at 2 p.m. Saturday. Due to the varying number of teams in each bracket, championship games will take place anywhere between July 3 and July 8.
All softball games will be played at Bowlby Park. Juniors baseball games will be played at Redmond High School, while the other divisions — minors and majors — will be played at the Umatilla Sports Complex.
The Oregon District 5 All-Star Tournament is a double-elimination format.