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(June 2023) -- We have begun our coverage of the 2023 Maryland state tournament -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Maryland district tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.
Our coverage of the Maryland state tournament launched on May 27, 2007. Click to contact the webmaster with any comments or questions about this site.
In 1957, three Maryland districts were formed to cover Western Maryland, the Baltimore area, and the Eastern Shore, and the first state tournament was held. At the time, Maryland, like Delaware, competed as part of Little League Baseball's Southern Region, though these states was later reassigned to the Eastern Region, and, after the Little League World Series was expanded to sixteen teams, to the Mid-Atlantic Region. Maryland's structure also grew to eventually include eight districts.
Today, the champions from seven of these districts meet in a tournament that determines the Maryland state champion. (The eighth district encompasses leagues from the District of Columbia, which competes as a separate state in the Little League Baseball division international tournament.) In recent years, Maryland's state tournament has used a double-elimination format that determines which league advances to the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament in Bristol, Connecticut. The Mid-Atlantic champion then advances to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Seven Maryland leagues have participated in the Little League World Series, including the state's most recent qualifier, Hagerstown Federal Little League in 2008. Hagerstown National Little League provided the state's highest finish when it reached the semifinal round in 1950.
Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the Maryland Little League tournament structure.
|Australian Region||Mid-Atlantic Region||Northwest Region|
|Canadian Region||Midwest Region||Southeast Region|
|Great Lakes Region||Mountain Region||Southwest Region|
|Japanese Region||New England Region||West Region|
|Connecticut||Massachusetts||Texas (East and West)|
|District of Columbia||Minnesota||Washington|
|Central Region||Southern Region||Western Region|
|Region 1||Region 4||Region 7|
|Region 2||Region 5||Region 8|
|Region 3||Region 6|