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Deja vú for Little Leagues

Forgive me if this feels like 2011 all over again.

Brittany Romero, pictured crossing the go-ahead run in Tuesday's district final game against Black Rock, is trying to get her team back to the regional tournament for the third straight year.

After all, Fairfield softball’s already won District 2, with its win over Black Rock Tuesday night. American and National have advanced to the District 2 semis and could both be the top-seed.

It’s certainly early, but National and American have proven themselves as the top Little League teams in District 2. Neither side has lost– although both will play their final semifinal tune-ups this weekend. Both even have plus-14 run differentials.

So excuse me for preparing for the potential three head-to-head games in the district semis and finals. After all, in 11s a year ago, American and National played a classic and National will undoubtedly be pulling for payback.

In softball, the names are even the same. Fairfield Little League softball hasn’t yet lost either, taking a 6-0 record into its Section 1 pool play game Friday night against North Branford.

Brittany Romero pitched the group to its third straight district crown Tuesday night, and the club won its sectional opener Thursday against Darien.

Full schedules for all Little League games are available. The district site is terrific and informative. Big shoutout to ND-Fairfield athletic director Rob Bleggi and his dad Lou who organize and run the district tournaments.

As for softball, there’s info available here, as well.

My Little League coverage will start Sunday with Fairfield vs. Seymour in softball and run right on through the end of the teams’ summer seasons. Follow me on Twitter and stayed tuned in to the Fairfield Citizen and Connecticut Post sports sites as the summer progresses.

Pat Pickens is the sports editor of the Fairfield Citizen, a Hearst Connecticut Newspaper organization. Follow him on Twitter here.

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