White Rock All-Stars off to Little League World Series

Peninsula team earns spot at Williamsport tournament after winning national championship Sunday.

White Rock's Kieran Ritchie attempts a play at first base earlier in the Canadian Little League Championships tournament.

Onward, to Williamsport.

The baseball season will last just a little bit longer for White Rock’s boys of summer, after the team of Peninsula 12-year-olds captured a Canadian Little League Championship on the weekend, and qualified for the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

White Rock won the national title Sunday afternoon, after a 16-0 win over the host team from East Nepean, Ont.

The national crown – and Little League World Series berth – is the third-ever for a White Rock team, having also qualified in back-to-back years, from 2007 to 2008. Ironically, it was a team from East Nepean that stymied a White Rock squad’s drive for Williamsport two years ago, defeating the 2013 Semiahmoo squad in the national finals.

Prior to the start of the Canadian championships, White Rock coach Bob Cumiskey joked that his team would look to avenge that loss and “get a little revenge.”

On Sunday, they certainly did, racking up 16 runs and 17 hits in just five innings before the game was called on account of the mercy rule.

White Rock lost just once at the week-long tournament – a one-run defeat at the hands of Ontario’s High Park Braves in round-robin play.

The All-Stars head immediately this week to Pennsylvania, where they’ll get set to compete in the International division of the Little League World Series, which runs Aug. 20-30. The Canadian champs will square off against the national champions from Japan, Mexico and Australia, as well as regional champions from the Caribbean, Europe/Africa and Asia-Pacific.

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