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Four Teams Pursue District 1 Little League Crown

STAMFORD, Conn. – Teams from Stamford, Darien and Wilton continue their quest for the District 1 Little League championship in semifinal action Wednesday night at the Springdale Little League Field in Stamford.

In the first semifinal at 5:30, North Stamford meets Darien American . National Lione of Stamford meets Wilton in the second game at 7:30 p.m. The winners advance to Sunday's championship game, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Scalzi Park in Stamford.

Darien American, managed by Al Filippone, won Pool B with a 6-0 record, the only team to finish pool play undefeated. Wilton (5-1) lost to Darien American in pool play, 7-6. Wilton is managed by Jeff Mastrianna.

National Lione and North Stamford went 5-1 in Pool A. Redding also finished 5-1, but Lione and North Stamford advanced on a tiebreaker. National Lione, which is managed by Billy DeVito, lost to Redding, 5-2 for its only loss in pool play. North Stamford, managed by Dave Grafstein, lost to National Lione, 4-1, for its only pool play loss. North Stamford is the two-time defending champion.

The district tournament is the first step on the road to Little League World Series next month in Williamsport, Pa. The district winner advances to the Section 1 tournament. To reach Williamsport, teams have to win district, section, state and regional championships. Fairfield American won the New England region title in 2010.

Complete schedules, scores and standings are on the District 1 website .

Who do you think will win the District 1 Little League tournament? Start the discussion below!

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