The Gastineau Channel Little League Juniors All-Star team begins play today in the Western Regional Tournament today in Irvine, Calif.
Alaska takes on Azizona at 2:30 AKDT on the first day of pool play. Alaska is part of Pool A along with Idaho, Hawaii, Arizona, Utah and host Laguna Niguel Little League.
Pool B includes Oregon, Montana, Northern California, Southern California, Washington and Nevada.
The top two teams in each pool earn the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds for the semifinals, with No. 1 playing No. 2 from the opposite pool in the semifinals on Monday. The winner of Tuesday’s championship game advances to the Junior League World Series.
You can follow games along pitch-by-pitch at littleleague.org/series/2011divisions/jlbb/qualify/uswest.htm