Royals, Mets take Little League crowns

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The Royals clinched the 11-12-year-old Little League baseball title at Idle Hour Park last week, while the Mets locked up a championship in the 9-10-year-old league on Monday.

The Royals (7-2) have a game left on the schedule, but have already run away with the league title, holding a three-and-a-half-game lead over the Reds, and a four-game advantage over the Nationals.

The Mets (6-3) clinched first place with a 1-0 win over the Orioles, who sit one game back. The Marlins round out the 9-10-year-old league three-and-a-half games behind the Mets.

Little League standings

11-12-year-old baseball

Royals            7-2

Reds                3-5

Nationals            3-6

9-10-year-old baseball

Mets                6-3

Orioles            3-5

Marlins            2-6

11-12-year-old softball

Reds                4-0

Orioles            0-4

9-10-year-old softball

Marlins            2-1

Angels            1-2