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V.I. Little League Team Sets Its Sights on Bonaire

July 27, 2006 — The Virgin Islands were leading St. Maarten 5-0 Thursday in their final round-robin contest in the Caribbean Regional Tournament of Little League Baseball before the game was called due to the wet condition of the field.
The game, played in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, was cancelled and will not be made up because the Virgin Islands have clinched their place in the semifinal round and St. Maarten was already eliminated.
St. Maarten's pitcher started off the game wildly as he hit the first two batters he faced in first inning, William Lawrence III and Jamal Fleming. The next V.I. batter struck out and then Troy Richards, St. Thomas' starting pitcher, smacked a two-RBI double.
The Virgin Islands clinched first place in their pool with their victory over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and will play Bonaire Friday at 10 a.m. in the semifinals. Bonaire defeated Aruba, 4-3, in its Thursday game.
Puerto Rico will face Curacao in the other semifinal game.
The winner of Caribbean Regional Tournament advances to Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. The World Series runs Aug. 18–27 and is scheduled to air on the ABC family of networks, ABC, ESPN and ESPN2.

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