Federal Little League will beging its title defense when the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament begins at four sites on Saturday.
Twelve teams participate in the double-elimination tournament, with four games scheduled each night through the first four rounds.
Federal gets a bye in the first round and will face the winner of Satruday's South Mountain-Valley game on Monday.
The other Saturday openers are American at Maugansville, National at West End and Halfway at Sharpsburg.
Hancock, Conococheague and Clear Spring join Federal with first-round byes.
Losers' bracket games begin on Tuesday.
The championship round is scheduled for July 14 with a final game on July 15 if necessary.