Southborough won the Little League Section 2 championship on Tuesday night — it’s first Section 2 championship ever — and in doing so, earned a spot among the state’s final four. Our boys will face off against Newton West, Leominster, and Peabody Western in the state championship tournament that starts tonight.
The tournament runs through Sunday and features round robin play. Southborough will face off against Leominster tonight at Kelley Field in Norwood. On Friday, they’ll take on Peabody Western, followed by Newton West on Saturday.
The two teams with the best records will play for the state championship title on Sunday. The winner will advance to the New England Regional Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut starting August 6.
In their sectional win on Tuesday, the Southborough 12-year-olds beat out Braintree by a score of 5-2 at Dean Park in Shrewsbury. In the game, a third inning solo home run by Nolan Kessinger gave Southborough a 1-0 advantage. Braintree grabbed a two run lead in their half of the third, but Southborough responded in the fourth with a two runs off a single by Connor Henderson. Jack Harlan hit a two-run homer in the sixth.
Matt Trehub pitched a complete game with five hits, 10 strikeouts, and no walks to earn the win for Southborough.
Tonight’s game against Leominster starts at 7:45 pm. Kelley Field is located behind Coakley Middle School at 1315 Washington Street in Norwood. Go show them some support!
Baseball mom Katrina Wrin sent in these photos from Tuesday’s Section 2 win (click to enlarge).
The team includes Gavin Boyden, Joe Egizi, Kevin Haley, Jack Harlan, Connor Henderson, Kyle Hill, Nolan Kessinger, Michael Morhardt, Alex Osetek, Matt Trehub, Andrew Warfield, and David Wrin. The head coach is Ken Trehub, and assistant coaches are Erin Henderson, Marji Warfield and Gordon Wrin.
Update 08/01: We won! More details here.