BI hosts all-star baseball tourney

Bainbridge Island Little League, which serves over 400 boys and girls ages 5 through 18 with baseball and softball programs, will host the District 2 tournament for 12-year-old all-star baseball players starting Saturday.

The week-long tournament will take place at Bainbridge’s Rotary Field beginning June 26.

District 2 includes teams from Pierce, Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson and Clallam counties and serves more than 5,000 children each year. The district winner will advance to the state tourney, with an opportunity to advance to regionals and then on to the Little League World Series.

Last year, for the first time in its 75-year history, the Little League World Series was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and therefore no district, state or regional tournaments took place.

“We are thrilled and honored to be hosting the hundreds of talented all-stars of District 2 here on Bainbridge,” said Holly Rohrbacher, tourney chair. “We believe this year’s tournament represents a return to normalcy and therefore especially important.”

Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks and Recreation maintains the recently renovated fields, and just in time for the tournament, 30-foot-high safety netting has been installed on both diamonds. Ace Hardware on BI helped with a donation for the netting, which is manufactured by Net Systems on BI.

Multiple games will take place each evening. Admission is free. Concessions will be available. Volunteers are needed to help staff the tournament. Contact league president Dave Bryson at