Lexington’s Eastern Little League all-star baseball team continues play in the Great Lakes Regional on Thursday afternoon.
The champion of the Great Lakes Regional will advance to the 71st Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Eastern Little League, the state champion from Kentucky, is attempting to become the first team from Lexington to reach the World Series since 1978.
The Great Lakes Regional is a six-team double-elimination tournament also featuring state champions from Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. The tournament plays out through Aug. 12 at Grand Park sports complex in Westfield, Ind., just north of Indianapolis.
Lexington’s team is 2-1 in the tournament thus far. A loss Thursday would eliminate Eastern Little League.
Here is the schedule for Thursday:
Here are the results from Wednesday:
Here are the results from Tuesday:
Here are the results from Monday:
Here are the results from Sunday:
Eastern Little League roster
Here are the players and coaches representing Eastern Little League in the Great Lakes Regional:
Players: Ty Bryant, Braxton Burse, Max DeGraff, Dylan Ginnan, Leighton Harris, Joey Howard, Grady Johnson, Graham Johnson, Will Kessinger, Brady Robeson, Chase Rose, Harrison Tibe, Caleb Wombles, Drew Bowles (Alternate).
Coaches: Manager Jeff Ginnan, pitching coaches Marty DeGraff and Tom Robeson, and assistants Cisco Bryant and John Johnson.
Great Lakes Regional
At Grand Park sports complex in Westfield, Ind.
Thursday: Kentucky vs Michigan, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday: Ohio vs. Kentucky-Michigan winner, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday’s championship game: Illinois vs. Friday’s winner, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Records of every team in this week’s Great Lakes Regional: