Little League captures State title; heading to East Regionals in NJ (Updated)

by beth on July 17, 2017

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Above: Senior Little Leaguers celebrating yesterday’s big win. (cropped from contributed photo)

Over the weekend, Southborough Little League’s senior team became State Champions. The players battled Woburn for the title in a three game playoff.

On Saturday, Southborough swept the first game 11-0, but lost the second 5-4. They cinched the championship with a 5-2 win on Sunday. Below are photos of the team celebrating yesterday, shared by parents. (click thumbnails to enlarge).*

End of state championship final game (cropped from contributed photo) Left to right: Coach Pete Massaglia, Coach Steve Decker, Jeffrey Secrist, Jack Butler, Grant Gattuso, Louis Lyons, Ben Poon, Gunnar Vachris, Ryan Decker, Gavin Gattuso, Greg Rosen, Matt Walsh, Patrick Solomon, Tony Massaglia, Blake Gattuso, Daniel Goldstein, Coach Mark Solomon (cropped from contributed photo) Little League Senior team state champs celebrate (cropped from contributed photo)

Now the players are preparing to travel to New Jersey to play in the East Regional Tournament. According to the Worcester Telegram, the tournament is July 20-26 and Southborough is scheduled to play New York on Thursday at 5:00 pm.

The Telegram captured the excitement and drama on both Saturday and Sunday. Check those stories out for the details and action pics from the games.

*For an even better look at the contributed photos, check out the full sized originals I posted to Facebook.

Updated (7/17/17 2:35 pm): I asked for and got some clarification on the tournament schedule. The tournament is double elimination. If they win on Thursday, they’ll play Maine at 2:00 pm on Friday. If not, they’ll get another shot to stay in the tournament on Saturday afternoon.

You can keep tabs on the schedule and outcomes here.

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