Senior League Baseball World Series kicks off

By: By Kasie Strickland - kstrickland@championcarolinas.com
Canada takes the mound.
Central suffered their second loss in the tournament on Monday at the hands of SCD1.
Leading towards home.
Baseball returns to Easley.

EASLEY — Coaches, players, family and friends from all over the world converged on the Upstate recently to kick off the annual Senior League Baseball World Series, held for the first time in Easley.

“It’s been 17 years since we’ve been associated with Little League and it’s been really a pleasure,” said Easley Mayor Larry Bagwell at the welcoming parade on Friday. “It’s quite a thing for the City of Easley to have all these teams from within the United States and the international teams. We’re glad you’re here.”

Tournament Director John Humphrey said he was excited about the event and extended a warm welcome to all the visitors.

The evening wrapped up with what everyone in the crowd had been waiting for: team introductions.

Not counting the host team S.C. District 1, 11 teams — five national and six international — made the trek to Easley all aiming to take home top honors as World Series champions.

Domestically, you have Central, East, Southwest and West while internationally, teams made the journey to represent Asia-Pacific, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Africa and Latin America.

Canada takes the mound.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_006.jpgCanada takes the mound. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Central suffered their second loss in the tournament on Monday at the hands of SCD1.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_051.jpgCentral suffered their second loss in the tournament on Monday at the hands of SCD1. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Leading towards home.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_088.jpgLeading towards home. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Baseball returns to Easley.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_121.jpgBaseball returns to Easley. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

A swing and a miss for this player.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_128.jpgA swing and a miss for this player. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

SCD1 overcomes an early loss claim a victory over Central.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_142.jpgSCD1 overcomes an early loss claim a victory over Central. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Hey batter batter batter batter ….
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_150.jpgHey batter batter batter batter …. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Decent sized crowds have been turning up, despite the heat.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_158.jpgDecent sized crowds have been turning up, despite the heat. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Tossing a few between innings.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_172.jpgTossing a few between innings. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

SCD1 stayed alive in the tournament with a win on Monday.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_179.jpgSCD1 stayed alive in the tournament with a win on Monday. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

You’re out.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_188.jpgYou’re out. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Back to back losses shut Canada down early.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_202.jpgBack to back losses shut Canada down early. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

By Kasie Strickland

kstrickland@championcarolinas.com

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.