Viera Suntree Juniors Set to Take on Georgia Friday in Regional Action in Broadway, Virginia
By Space Coast Daily // August 2, 2019
VSLL State Champion Juniors representing Florida in the Juniors Division Regionals – with the goal of making it to the World Series
SPACE COAST DAILY SPORTS TV: The Viera Suntree Little League Baseball Junior All-Star team recently won the state championship and is set to participate in the Southeast Regional tournament beginning on Aug. 2 in Broadway, Virginia. The Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong and Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno take a close look at the team and coaches.
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Viera Suntree Little League Juniors won the state championship in July and the team is now in Broadway, Virginia to take on Georgia in its first regional game Friday at 3:30 p.m.
The VSLL State Champion Juniors are in Broadway, Virginia, Aug. 2-5 to represent Florida in the Juniors Division Regionals – with the goal of making it to Taylor, MI for the Juniors Division World Series.
The state champion Viera Suntree Little League Juniors is managed by Jason Allen and players heading to Juniors Division Regionals are Aaron Brand, Luke Campbell, Lucas Glendinning, Apollos Horrell, Luc Iten, Dylan Jordan, Logan Keith, Luke McDonough, Cameron Ruston, Cameron Simpkins, Cole Smith, Blake Strode, Brycen Weeks and Camden Wicker; and coaches include John Glendinning and Dustin Keith.
Southeast Region Teams Include:
• Florida: Viera/Suntree LL, Melbourne
• Georgia: Elbert County LL, Elberton
• North Carolina: Walkertown/Kernersville LL, Walkertown/Kernersville
• South Carolina: Darlington County LL, Darlington
• Tennessee: Smith County LL, Carthage
• Virginia: Broadway Community LL, Broadway
• West Virginia: Fairmont LL, Fairmont
The Junior League World Series is a baseball tournament is for players aged 13, 14 and 15 years old and is held annually at Heritage Park in Taylor, Michigan, which is near Detroit.
It is patterned after the Little League World Series, which was named for the World Series in Major League Baseball.
The Junior League World Series is one of 11 tournaments sponsored by Little League International. Each of them brings baseball or softball teams from around the world together in one of four age divisions.
The tournament structure for each division’s World Series is similar to that used for the Little League Baseball World Series.
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SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Rockledge’s amazing run in 2012 All-Stars baseball culminated with a dramatic extra-inning victory in the Junior League Baseball World Series as they defeated Aruba 12-10 in eight innings before a worldwide television audience.
Rockledge won the Junior League Baseball World Series in 2012 with a dramatic extra-inning victory as they defeated Aruba 12-10 in eight innings before a worldwide television audience.
Space Coast Daily honored the accomplishment by naming it the “Team of the Year” during Space Coast Daily’s Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2013.
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– John Dawkins contributed to this report