The Layritz Little League junior softball (13 and 14 year olds) girls are the Canadian champs. Layritz defeated Oyen of East Central Alberta Little League 6-4 in the Canadian final in Ontario last week.
Layritz, playing as Team Canada, opened the 2011 World Junior Softball Series with an 11-5 loss against host Bellevue/Mercer Island on Sunday.
The tournament is being held in Kirkland, Wash. until Tuesday (Aug. 23).
The round robin portion of the world series continued with Canada playing Asia Pacific’s Bacolod (Philippines) on Tuesday, U.S. Central’s Croswell-Lexington, (Mich.) on Wednesday and the U.S. Southeast’s Palma Ceia/W. Tampa (Fla.) on Thursday. Playoffs start Friday.
Layrtiz consists of district players Christina Bourassa, Breanna Dunn, Mary Harding, Leah Johnson, Georgia Martin, Raven McKinney, Alex Patton, Allie Pellizzaro, Jenna Saulnier, Sydney Sparanese, Megan Thomson, Kaitlyn Tucker, Hailey Young.