For the first time in more than a decade, St. Croix is hosting the Little League Baseball Caribbean Regional Tournament at Canegata Ballpark. It began July 16 and concludes tomorrow, July 23. Participating players are 11 to 12 years old. The official host is the Elmo Plaskett Little League organization.
Playing today are Curacao versus Aruba at 4 p.m. and the Dominican Republic versus Saint Thomas at 7 p.m. The winner of those respective games will play in the championship game Saturday at 3 p.m. The champion will go on to the Little League Championship in August, which broadcasts live on ESPN.
Local crowds have been overwhelmingly supportive of the event, with large groups of spectators showing up to support all the teams, not just the USVI players. Traffic in the evenings around Canegata Ball park has been busy, with parking maxed and street vendors out to provide food and beverages for the crowds.
In addition, the We Deh Yah Cultural Dancers have been out to show the traveling spectators a bit of St. Croix heritage. Several politicians have also come to speak at the games and show their support, including Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter and Legislator Kurt Vialet.
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico
- Saint Croix
- Saint Thomas
Are you ready to live in one of the most picturesque places in the U.S. with a small town community feel? St. Croix is honored to host the Little League Baseball Caribbean Regional Tournament and events like it. Our island is always proud to show hospitality to visitors and newcomers alike. When you’re ready to make St. Croix or St. Thomas your home, contact Chris and Kerri Hanley to help with your search for the perfect house, condo or land. As the top broker on-island year after year, Chris is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate. Contact them today and download their free St. Croix Event Guide.