youth baseball team is just a few games away from the Little League World Series after winning the state title over the weekend.
The 12-year-olds competing in the state championship game Friday in Stroudsburg overcame deficits in the sixth and seventh innings to defeat Morrisville 10-9.
Steve Alauzen, who coached the team during the state tournament, said the kids overcame a 2-run deficit in the sixth inning to send the game into extra innings. They went down 2 runs again in the seventh, but rallied to score 3 to win the title.
“They never really got down on themselves,” Alauzen said. “They knew they could win the game and being the home team helped. There was a lot of pressure, but they responded.”
The squad now heads to Bristol, CT, this weekend and will play teams from Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Washington D.C. with the tournament’s winner representing the region in the World Series.
The winner gets on a bus the day after the tournament and heads to Williamsport for the Little League World Series.
“They’re just excited,” Alauzen said. “They want to get on TV. They’ve been playing together for a long, long time. They’re laid back and relaxed. It’s neat to watch.”
The players on this years team are Konnor Corchado, Hunter Gordon, Stevie Alauzen, David Yurchak, Ian Hess, Greyden Piechnick, Nick Serafino, Reed Bruggeman, Zack Rohaley, Caysen O'Keefe, and Zack Pilossoph.
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