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July 25, 2015
Lazio wins Europe-Africa berth, Pariba wins Latin America berth

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Lazio appeared in the 2010 World Series, going 1-3 in pool play. It became the first Europe-Africa league to score 13 runs in a Senior League Baseball World Series game when it defeated Canada’s East Park L.L., Edmonton, Alberta, 13-6.

Lazio League, Lazio, Italy, won its second Europe-Africa regional last Friday to become the second team to earn a berth in this year’s World Series, joining Saipan L.L., Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, which won the Asia-Pacific berth on July 5. Pariba L.L., Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, repeated as the Latin America champ last Saturday to earn the third spot in the 10-team field.

And on Tuesday, Old Town L.L., Old Town, won its first berth as the host team in the World Series by winning the Maine District 3 title.

Lazio is returning to Bangor for the first time since its 2010 appearance, in which the league’s entry went 1-3 in pool play. Italian teams have now won the Europe-Africa title for seven consecutive years. Friuli Venezia Giulia L.L., Friuli Venezia Giulia, won the regional in 2009 and 2011; and Emilia L.L., Emilia, won in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Lazio went 5-0 in the regional, held in Novara, Italy.

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July 25, 2015
U.S., Canada regionals underway
West University seeking to defend World Series title in Southwest regional

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West University is one of six teams hoping to repeat as a regional champion this coming week. Asia-Pacific’s Saipan L.L., Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and Latin America’s Pariba L.L., Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, have already successfully defended their regional titles.

Three out of the five United States regionals are now underway, along with the Canada regional, with nine days left before the first pitch of this year’s World Series.

The U.S. West regional began on Monday in Ontario, California. The U.S. East regional began Thursday in West Deptford, New Jersey. The U.S. Southwest regional began Friday in Seguin, Texas. West University L.L., West University Place, Texas, is seeking to become the first league to repeat as World Series champions in Bangor and the first league to win three World Series titles in Bangor.

The U.S. Central regional begins today in Peru and Oglesby, Illinois. Meanwhile, the U.S. Southeast regional will get underway in Safety More...

July 7, 2015
Typhoon helps Saipan repeat as Asia-Pacific champ

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Saipan’s Darion Jones delivers a pitch against Maine District 3 in the 2014 World Series.

Saipan L.L., Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, got a little help from Mother Nature to win the Asia-Pacific regional on Sunday. Tropical storm Chan-Hom blew through Francisco M. “Tan’Ko” Palacios Baseball Field in Saipan on Saturday, stopping play in the regional.

“We apologize, but we can’t predict Mother Nature,” tournament director James Ada told the Saipan Tribune. “We have no choice but to call off the games.”

Saipan, the defending Asia-Pacific champ, was 5-0 in pool play. The team was scheduled to play Guam in the title game Sunday before the storm was upgraded to typhoon condition one. Typhoons and hurricanes are synonymous, with both warm-core tropical storms featuring sustained surface winds of 74 mph or more. Such tropical storms are hurricanes when
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