Rain Delays Chula Vista Team's Next Game In Little League World Series
The all-star team from the Chula Vista-based Park View Little League had been scheduled to play Monday in the Little League World Series, but rain will force the team to wait until Tuesday to resume play.
Rain Sunday in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, forced suspension of play and the rescheduling of games originally planned for Sunday and Monday.
Park View is now scheduled to play an elimination game Tuesday against the loser of Monday's planned game between the all-star teams from the Maine-Endwell Little League of Endwell, New York, the Mid-Atlantic Region champion, and the Goodlettsville Baseball Little League of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, the Southeast Region champion.
Both games had been scheduled to be played a day earlier.
A loss in its opening game of the World Series has put Park View in a must-win situation in the modified double-elimination tournament. Park View remained in contention for Little League's championship with a 5-0 victory over the all-star team from the McAllister Park American Little League Saturday in an elimination game at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.
Victor Lizarraga pitched a two-hitter, striking out nine. Lizarraga allowed only two runners to reach second, issued just one walk and hit a batter.
Lizarraga threw 82 pitches Saturday and won't be able to pitch again until Thursday under the Little League rule requiring four days of rest for pitchers throwing 66 or more pitches in a day.
If Park View wins Tuesday and Wednesday, it would play Thursday for a berth in Saturday's U.S. Championship Game. Any loss will end Park View's championship hopes.
The U.S. champion will play the international champion Sunday for the Little League World Series championship.