Braden River and Lakewood Ranch Little Leaguers took to the fields for the annual District 26 All-Star Tournament June 27 through July 13 at Buffalo Creek Park.
Lakewood Ranch Little League won district titles in the 10-11 and 11-12-year-old divisions.
Lakewood Ranch (6-3) defeated Braden River 10-0 in the best of three finals to capture the district crown after defeating Braden River 5-4 in the opening game and falling to its rival 9-6 in the second game.
In the Majors division, Lakewood Ranch (6-1) defeated Buffalo Creek 6-0 in double elimination before defeating Buffalo Creek 10-2 in the championship game.
Dylan Buck allowed two hits in 4 1/3 innings and reached base safely in three of four plate appearances, including a grand slam home run in the fifth inning to help lead the way for Lakewood Ranch. Parker Shanahan and Ollie Kightlinger also notched RBIs in the championship game.
â€œWe just started jumping up and down,â€ center fielder Adam Strawderman said. â€œWe were so excited to go to sectionals. We didnâ€™t do so good last year, so weâ€™re hoping to do better this year.â€
Both Lakewood Ranch Little League teams will advance to the Section IV Tournament this weekend in Land Oâ€™Lakes.