Teams

The Senior League World Series features five regional teams from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe-Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Maine District 3 champion – the host district. Information on teams qualifying for the World Series will be posted when it becomes available. These are the teams that played in the 2016 World Series.

Latin-America2017 teamsRoberto Clemente L.L., Carolina, Puerto Rico, defeated two-time defending Latin America champion Pariba L.L., Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, 3-0 on June 25 to win the Latin America regional.

Roberto Clemente went undefeated in the 10-team regional, held in Guayama, Puerto Rico, going 4-0 in pool play and 6-0 overall. The team outscored opponents 46-17.

This is the first time a team from Puerto Rico will represent the Latin America region in a Bangor World Series. Latin America teams are 55-19 (.743) in Bangor World Series, with 12 semifinal appearances and eight championship game appearances. The region has won five of those eight appearances, including three straight from 2010 through 2012.

Roberto Clemente will play in Bracket A, along with Asia-Pacific’s Southern Mariners, Melbourne, Australia; Canada’s Kiwanis National L.L., Regina, Saskatchewan; Europe-Africa’s Catalunya L.L., Barcelona, Spain; and U.S. Central’s Clear Ridge L.L., Chicago, Illinois. Its first game will be at 8 p.m. on opening day, July 31, against Kiwanis National.

Asia-Pacific2017 teamsSouthern Mariners, Melbourne, Australia, won its first Asia-Pacific championship with a 10-0 win over Guam on July 16 in Makati City, Philippines. The team went 4-0 in pool play and 5-0 overall in the five-team tournament while outscoring opponents 82-5.

Asia-Pacific teams are 13-44 (.228) in Bangor World Series, with only one semifinal appearance, which came in 2009 when ILLAM Central, Makati City, Philippines, went 3-1 in pool play before losing to eventual champ West University L.L., West University Place, Texas.

Australia will play in Bracket A, along with Canada’s Kiwanis National L.L., Regina, Saskatchewan; Europe-Africa’s Catalunya L.L., Barcelona, Spain; Latin America’s Roberto Clemente L.L., Carolina, Puerto Rico; and U.S. Central’s Clear Ridge L.L., Chicago, Illinois. Its first game will be at 10:30 a.m.,  Aug. 1 against the winner of Catalunya vs. Clear Ridge.

Europe-Africa2017 teamsCatalunya L.L., Barcelona, Spain, won Spain’s first-ever Europe-Africa Senior League Baseball championship on July 16, defeating defending champion Lazio L.L., Lazio, Italy, 5-3. The win snapped a seven-year streak of Italian teams winning the regional.

Catalunya was 2-1 in pool play and 4-1 overall while outscoring opponents 44-26 in the eight-team tournament played in Novara, Italy.

Europe-Africa teams are 13-44 (.228) in Bangor World Series, with one semifinal appearance that came in 2011 when Friulia Venezia Giulia L.L., Friulia Venezia Giulia, Italy, went 3-1 in pool play before losing to eventual World Series champion Hilo L.L., Hilo, Hawaii.

Catalunya will play in Bracket A along with Asia-Pacific’s Southern Mariners, Melbourne, Australia; Latin America’s Roberto Clemente L.L., Carolina, Puerto Rico, Canada’s Kiwanis National L.L., Regina, Saskatchewan, and U.S. Central’s Clear Ridge L.L., Chicago, Illinois. Its first game will be the World Series opener, at 11 a.m., July 31 against Clear Ridge.

Maine-District-3-2017 teamsBronco-Hermon L.L., Hampden, earned the privilege of representing Maine District 3 via a 13-0, five-inning win over Brewer L.L., Brewer, on July 21.

Bronco-Hermon went 4-0 in the six-team, double-elimination tournament held at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. The team outscored opponents 33-5. The league last appeared in the 2012 World Series as the Maine District 3 host, then under the banner Hampden-Newburgh L.L. The 2012 World Series entry went 1-2 in pool play.

Maine District 3 teams are 20-38 (.345) in the World Series, with three semifinal appearances and one championship game appearance. The semifinal appearances came in 2010, 2014, and 2015. The title game appearance came in 2010, when Bangor East/West L.L., Bangor, fell to Latin America’s Aruba South L.L., San Nicolas, Aruba, 8-1.

Bronco-Hermon will play in Bracket B, along with U.S. East’s Clifton American/National L.L., Clifton, New Jersey; U.S. Southeast’s Dumfries District L.L., Dumfries, Virginia; U.S. Southwest’s Capitol Park L.L., San Antonio, Texas; and U.S. West’s Central East Maui L.L., Wailuku, Hawaii. Its first game will be at 5 p.m., July 31 against Capitol Park.

West2017 teamsCentral East Maui L.L., Wailuku, Hawaii, earned its second U.S. West title in three years on July 25 when it defeated defending West champ Nogales National L.L., Nogales, Arizona, 6-5.

Central East Maui beat Nogales 4-3 in nine innings earlier in the day to force the if-necessary game in the nine-team double-elimination regional, held in Sacramento, California. The team finished the regional with a 6-1 record while outscoring opponents 59-21.

Central East Maui played in the 2014 World Series and went 2-2 in pool play while missing the cut for the semifinals in the then-round robin, pool play format. It will play in Bracket B, along with Maine District 3’s Bronco-Hermon L.L., Hampden; U.S. East’s Clifton American/National L.L., Clifton, New Jersey; U.S. Southeast’s Dumfries District L.L., Dumfries, Virginia; and U.S. Southwest’s Capitol Park L.L., San Antonio, Texas. With the West having drawn a first-round bye, Central East Maui will play its first game at 1:30 p.m., Aug. 1 against the winner of Dumfries District vs. Clifton American/National.

West teams are 55-18 (.753) in Bangor World Series – the best record of any region, but only by half a game over Latin America teams, which are 55-19 (.743). The region has made 11 semifinal appearances and seven championship game appearances, with two championships. Its two-year absence from the semifinals is its longest drought. The only other year a West team failed to reach the semifinals was in 2008, when Pearl City L.L., Pearl City, Hawaii, went 2-2 in pool play. Before Nogales National went 1-2 in last year’s World Series, no West team had finished with a sub-.500 record.

East2017 teamsClifton American/National L.L., Clifton, New Jersey, won the U.S. East regional on July 27 with a 1-0 win over Elmsford L.L., Elmsford, New York.

Clifton American/National went 4-0 in the 10-team, double-elimination tournament held on Thorofare, New Jersey, outscoring opponents 13-4. It is the first team from New Jersey to win a U.S. East regional since 2010, when South Vineland L.L., Vineland, won the title at the end of a nine-year winning streak by New Jersey teams. Clifton American/National is the sixth different league to win the region’s title in the last six years.

Clifton American/National will play in Bracket B, along with Maine District 3’s Bronco-Hermon L.L., Hampden; U.S. Southeast’s Dumfries District L.L., Dumfries, Virginia; U.S. Southwest’s Capitol Park L.L., San Antonio, Texas; and U.S. West’s Central East Maui L.L., Wailuku, Hawaii. Its first game will be at 2 p.m., July 31, against Dumfries District.

U.S. East teams are 40-24 (.625) in Bangor World Series, with seven semifinal appearances, three championship appearances, and two World Series titles.

Canada2017 teamsKiwanis National L.L., Regina, Saskatchewan, won its third consecutive Canada regional with a 10-2 win over Ottawa West L.L., Ottawa, Ontario, on July 27. Kiwanis National went 6-1 in the regional, held in Ottawa, outscoring opponents 83-27.

This will be Kiwanis National’s fourth overall appearance in a Bangor World Series. Its first was in 2006. The league has a record of 2-9 (.182) in Bangor. Canada teams are 14-42 (.250) in Bangor, with only one semifinal appearance, when Whalley L.L., Surrey, British Columbia, lost to eventual World Series champion North Cumberland L.L., Upper Deerfield, New Jersey, 1-0, in 2008.

Kiwanis National will play in Bracket A, along with Asia-Pacific’s Southern Mariners, Melbourne, Australia; Europe-Africa’s Catalunya L.L., Barcelona, Spain; Latin America’s Roberto Clemente L.L., Carolina, Puerto Rico; and U.S. Central’s Clear Ridge L.L., Chicago, Illinois. Its first game will be at 8 p.m., July 31, against Roberto Clemente.

Southeast2017 teamsDumfries District L.L., Dumfries, Virginia, won its third consecutive U.S. Southeast title on July 27 with a 5-1 win over North Springs L.L., Coral Springs, Florida. The win avenged a 9-6 loss to North Springs on July 24.

Dumfries District went 4-1 in the seven-team tournament, held in Safety Harbor, Florida, and outscored opponents 69-32. It will play in Bracket B, along with Maine District 3’s Bronco-Hermon L.L., Hampden; U.S. East’s Clifton American/National L.L., Clifton, New Jersey; U.S. Southwest’s Capitol Park L.L., San Antonio, Texas; and U.S. West’s Central East Maui L.L., Wailuku, Hawaii. Its first game will be at 2 p.m., July 31, against Clifton American/National.

Dumfries District is 4-4 (.500) in Bangor World Series, with a semifinal appearance in 2014, which it lost to eventual World Series runner-up Pariba L.L., Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. U.S. Southeast teams are 38-30 (.559) in Bangor, with 10 semifinal appearances and three championship game appearances. The region has one title to its credit: Cartersville L.L., Cartersville, Georgia’s title in 2007.

Central2017 teamsClear Ridge L.L., Chicago, Illinois, defeated defending U.S. Central champ East Holmes L.L., Holmes County, Ohio, 5-2 on July 27 to capture the regional title in Oglesby, Illinois.

Clear Ridge went 5-0 in the nine-team, three-pool tournament, outscoring opponents 33-13. This will be the league’s second appearance in a Bangor World Series. In 2013, the league’s entry went 0-4 – the only Central representative not to win at least one game in Bangor.

U.S. Central teams are 26-33 (.441) in Bangor, with four semifinal appearances and two championship game appearances. Urbandale L.L., Urbandale, Iowa, brought the region its only world championship in Bangor in 2005. Last year East Holmes fell in the title game to West University L.L., West University Place, Texas, 8-1.

Clear Ridge will play in Bracket A, along with Asia-Pacific’s Southern Mariners, Melbourne, Australia; Canada’s Kiwanis National L.L., Regina, Saskatchewan; Europe-Africa’s Catalunya L.L., Barcelona, Spain; and Latin America’s Roberto Clemente L.L., Carolina, Puerto Rico. Its first game will be the series’ opener, at 11 a.m., July 31, against Catalunya.

Southwest2017 teamsCapitol Park L.L., San Antonio, Texas, had to defeat two-time defending World Series champion West University L.L., West University Place, Texas, twice on July 27 to win the U.S. Southwest regional. Capitol Park forced the if-necessary game with an 8-0 win, then finished West University off 15-5. The wins avenged a 4-3 loss to the World Series champ on Monday.

Capitol Park went 5-1 in the seven-team, double-elimination tournament, held in Seguin, Texas, but with games played in Lockhart and Luling as well because of rain. Capitol Park outscored opponents 59-18.

This is the 13th time in 15 Bangor World Series that a team from Texas will represent the U.S. Southwest. It is the second time that a team from San Antonio will play in Bangor. In 2004, Greater Helotes National L.L. went 2-2 in that year’s World Series.

U.S. Southwest teams are 41-24 (.631) in Bangor, with six semifinal appearances and four championship game appearances. The region has won three World Series in Bangor: 2009, 2014, and 2015 – all by West University.

Capitol Park will play in Bracket B, along with Maine District 3’s Bronco-Hermon L.L., Hampden; U.S. East’s Clifton American/National L.L., Clifton, New Jersey; U.S. Southeast’s Dumfries District L.L., Dumfries, Virginia; and U.S. West’s Central East Maui L.L., Wailuku, Hawaii. Its first game will be at 5 p.m., July 31, against Bronco-Hermon.