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(June 2023) -- We have begun our coverage of the 2023 New Mexico state tournament -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for New Mexico district tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.

Our coverage of the New Mexico state tournament launched on June 5, 2016. Click to contact the webmaster with any comments or questions about this page.

The New Mexico State Tournament

New Mexico joined the Little League family when the state's first leagues were chartered in Clovis and Portales in 1950. These leagues entered the international tournament for the first time in 1951, and more New Mexico communities established charters as the number of leagues in the state expanded as the decade progressed.

Throughout the 1950s, New Mexico leagues competed largely against each other as well as leagues from West Texas in the early stages of the international tournament. During this era, Lions Hondo Little League from Roswell became New Mexico's first Little League World Series champion by defeating Delaware Township (New Jersey) Little League, 3-1, in the 1956 Little League World Series championship game.

The next year, Little League Baseball reorganized its tournament structure, and the first New Mexico state tournament was held in Roswell. Four district champions competed in the tournament, and Tucumcari Little League edged Lovington Little League, 4-3, to become New Mexico's first state champion. Over the ensuing decades, the number of leagues and districts in the state expanded steadily.

Today, New Mexico has six districts, and the champions of these districts advance to state tournament competition to determine New Mexico's champion. The New Mexico champion advances to the Southwestern Region tournament in Waco, Texas, where they compete for the right to advance to the Little League World Series.

Roswell's 1956 Little League World Series championship team is the only New Mexico league to reach the Little League World Series in the Little League Baseball age division. Three additional leagues -- Noon Optimist Little League from Roswell in 2007, Fairacres Little League from Las Cruces in 2013, and Eastdale Little League from Albuquerque in 2016 -- have reached a region championship game.

Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the New Mexico Little League tournament structure.

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