RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield Little League was supposed to take on Orangeburg, N.Y. on Sunday night in their pool play finale at the 2021 Little League Softball World Series. Instead, Chesterfield has been ruled the winner of that game by forfeit, as there was at least one positive COVID-19 test on the New York team.
“In consultation with and at the recommendation of our medical advisors, Little League International has notified the team that it will no longer be able to participate in the tournament, due to the team not being able to field nine players,” Little League International said in a statement announcing the positive test and the game forfeit. “The team members and their families have been informed of all appropriate health measures to help ensure all individuals are cared for, and that appropriate isolation and quarantine efforts are being followed.”
Chesterfield will face Robbinsville, N.J. on Monday in the World Series quarterfinals. The game will be at 7 p.m. and air on ESPNews.
Chesterfield is the top seed out of the Jennie Finch Pool. Including the forfeit win on Sunday, the team enters the quarterfinals having gone 3-1 while in Greenville, N.C.