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Endwell, N.Y. celebrates it's 2-1 win over South Korea

winners of the Little league world series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- As Ryan Harlost stepped to the mound on Sunday, he took it all in.

Chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A!" droned over his left shoulder as he dipped it to deliver a warm-up pitch. South Korean arms and flags waved furiously to his right. Little kids who asked for his autograph earlier in the week used makeshift sleds to slide down the hill toward most of the 22,000-plus fans who packed Lamade Stadium.

The Endwell, New York, pitcher admitted it made him uneasy. He sure didn't show it.

Harlost led New York to the Little League World Series title, striking out eight and limiting South Korea to five hits in six innings in a 2-1 victory. He scored the deciding run on a passed ball in the fourth inning.

"I was a little nervous at first in front of a lot of people but it's just another game and I felt confident going in," Harlost said.

But it was more than just another game.

Endwell snapped a five-year championship drought for U.S. teams on Little League's biggest stage and gave New York its first title since 1964. Huntington Beach, California, won in 2011 and Mid Island from Staten Island won New York's last World Series championship.

Conner Rush had the New York team's only RBI to give Endwell a lead it wouldn't relinquish in the bottom of the fourth. Harlost (2-0) scored the deciding run on a passed ball a batter later.

"I was just thinking get it in play any way you can," Rush said. "Once that happens, you never know what can happen."

For a while, it didn't look like New York hitters would be able to hit anything.

Junho Jeong (1-2) gave up two runs on four hits and struck out nine for South Korea (4-2). He was unflappable for most of the afternoon, working the outside of the plate masterfully for 3 1/3 innings of no-hit ball before Jude Abbadessa broke through in the fourth.

Waking to the plate as Endwell fans along the first base side bellowed "Juuude!" Abbadessa broke up the righty's no-hit bid with a single to center. Harlost followed with a liner to the same spot and Rush plated the go-ahead run with a hit that fell in behind the shortstop. Harlost raced home to give New York a 2-0 lead one batter later.

"It's just been amazing," Abbadessa said. "Just coming here would be amazing and then our team doing well is even more amazing. It's been fun the whole week and we're glad that it turned out this way."

Yoomin Lee homered for the Asia-Pacific champs from Seoul to halve New York's lead in the fifth. Harlost's precision and a stingy New York defense prevented further damage.

In the second, right fielder James Fellows made a running grab at the warning track to rob Sangheon Park of an extra base hit. With a runner on first an inning later, Harlost snagged a hard-hit liner at the mound, tossed to first to get the putout and escape the third unscathed.

Later in the fifth after Yoomin's blast halved the score, Abbadessa scooped up a grounder that took an awkward bounce and threw to first for final out of the inning.

"The Mid-Atlantic team is a really good defensive team," South Korean manager Heesu Ji said. "I'm really proud of my team."

Minho Choi struck out with runners on first and second to end the game.

Harlost turned toward his dugout on the first-base side but didn't make it there as his teammates rushed out to dogpile on him near the base line.

Most of New York's players had been on other teams together before. More than half of them were on the team that fell to last year's World Series runner-up Red Land in the Mid-Atlantic Region Championship, leaving them one win shy of qualifying for a trip to South Williamsport.

"It was all of our last years of Little League," Rush said. "So it's just awesome to know that we all came together to be the best team in the world."


by posted 08/28/2016
Training opportunity for baseball loving kids fall program

 

 
tuesdays and thursdays 4:30 to 6:30pm
Creating opportunities. Empowering athletes.
go to: https://rawhidesports.com/academy/ to register
 

by posted 08/09/2016
Harbor High Fall baseball clinics 2016

 

 

BASEBALL FALL/WINTER CAMP

2016-2017

Want to get “warmed up” for Spring baseball? Little League is right around the corner. Come join us on Saturdays at Harbor High’s new turf baseball field! (Rain or shine).

This camp is designed to instruct players of all skill levels in

catching, throwing, hitting, running and baseball appreciation.

Individualized instruction will be the focus at skill stations and

wiffle ball games will provide added fun. Bring a baseball glove with your name on it.

 

Sign up online through Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation at:

http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/departments/parks-recreation

 

Sign up soon. Spaces fill up fast!!

 

BASEBALL CAMP      #324001  Ages: 7–14

 

Price: $138 (R)/$174 (NR)

Sa    10:00am–1:00pm   09/10–09/24    3 days

Sa    10:00am–1:00pm   10/08–10/22    3 days

Sa    10:00am–1:00pm   11/05–11/19    3 days

Sa    10:00am–1:00pm   01/14–01/28    3 days

 

Camp Instructors:

Joseph Allegri:     -Harbor High Varsity Baseball Coach for 8 years

                              -SC Parks and Rec Baseball camps for 18 years

Harbor Baseball Coaching staff:

 -Tom Urbani: Former St. Louis Cardinal

 -Elgin Bobo: Former Anaheim Angels

 -Matt Meachen: Collegiate Player

 -Greg Press: Former Florida Marlins

 


by posted 08/09/2016
website help for managers and coaches

Please email Alyshia Manzella, Leibtrans@comcast.net

 

Check out the new website help tab on the home page


by posted 07/28/2016
50/70 a great opportunity for 2016 12 year olds aging out in2017

50/70 is available spring 2017 sign ups for league age 13 yr

The Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division was introduced in January, 2010, as a pilot program for 13-year-olds which utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths.

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At League age 12-13 years, this year's 12 year old majors player will age out of Little league to move to Pony baseball. Little League international several years ago created this division to make the transition to Pony level baseball easier. The 50/70 division, for players league-age 13 will include:postseason tournament opportunities, including a World Series, offers a transition for players between the standard Little League field size (46-foot pitching distance and 60-foot base paths) and the Junior/Senior/Big League field size (60-foot, 6-inch pitching distance and 90-foot base paths). Santa Cruz Little League is proudly offering this division of play, in the spring 2017. Please watch for notifications for signups for this division. Players easily can concurrently play Pony baseball.

Many of the Junior League rules will be used such as runners being permitted to lead off bases, runners may attempt to steal at any time, and allowing an on-deck batter.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

 

WATCH FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE, LATE FALL 2016

 


by posted 05/25/2016
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