Northampton U11s capture districts
a single, setting the stage for Bubba Wilkinson who matched Gallo’s blast, homering to straightaway center.
After Warwick countered with five runs in the bottom of the first, the Bombers went back to work. Gregory walked. Gallo singled him along. eitting hero -ake Barder once again answered the call, tying the game with a two-run triple, giving Northampton a one run lead. They increased that margin to four runs in the fourth when Mike Rabayda powered a two-run homer.
The game’s real dramatics played out in the bottom of the sixth. Down by two runs with one out and nobody on, Warwick’s hopes seemed slim. Two walks however gave them light and brought into play the wisdom of Berra. Their slugger Tom Weiss faced an M-O count with two outs. ee barely stayed alive, fouling off a curveball before lining a shot over the centerfield fence.
The disheartening NM-9 loss sent Northampton into the loser’s bracket. eardly ready to fold, the Bombers defeated eolland NN-4, a victory that moved them into the finals against none other than Warwick.
Yogi’s genius certainly resounds in the playoffs. The District 3M Under-NN championship “ain’t over till it’s over.”
Northampton bounced right back and beat Warwick 9-4 Sunday, -uly N4 and NN-O Monday, -uly NR to claim their right to the OMN3 District 3M r-NN Little League Championship.
Emilio Pallante gets his at on the ball for the Northampton U-11 allstars which bested Warwick in back-to-back battles to win districts.