JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
BURNET — Burnet Green was crowned the Little League District 26 champion July 1.
The squad defeated Llano 22-9 in the Minors (ages 9-) tournament. In the Juniors (age 14) tournament, Fredericksburg beat Burnet 5-4.
Burnet Green begins play in the Little League sectional tournament in Fredericksburg on July 9.
Llano had a 9-1 advantage, but Burnet Green responded for a 12-9 lead midway through the contest. Once Burnet Green got rolling, the players didn’t look back, tournaments director Aaron James said.
“They were much better at the plate,” he said. “They did a great job batting and getting runners on base.”
Meanwhile, the Juniors championship came down to timely plays. Burnet’s final out was a popup that left the bases loaded in the seventh inning.
Earlier in the game, Burnet had a 3-0 lead.