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Everybody's a winner in Little League ball

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northfieldD16 Bill LeConey/Northfield's Cole Campbell pitches against Upper in the District 16 9-10 final. Congratulations to the Upper Township 9-10 All-Stars, who won the District 16 championship on Tuesday July 8 with a 4-1 win over Northfield in Somers Point.

Upper (scroll down for more photos) advanced to the Section 4 tournament Sunday at 7 in Somers Point against District 21 champion Waterford Township.

In the picture at left, Northfield's Cole Campbell pitches against Upper in the District 16 9-10 final.

Several of the same players from Northfield helped the A’s win the 2014 Northfield Little League Championship on June 19 with an 8-2 victory over the Yankees. The league was comprised of three teams from Northfield and two teams from Somers Point.

northfieldAs Submitted/Front Row L to R: Joey Hoopes, Cole Campbell. Second Row: Devin Begley, Will Stub, Vito Carfagno, Kristian Dueter, Ryan Sabatini, Angelo DeRosa, Corey Spare, Kevin Foreman, Holden Morgan. Back row: Manager Dennis Foreman; Coach Bryant Campbell. The A’s first defeated the Yankees on June 17 behind the starting pitching of Corey Spare and the offensive performance of Kevin Foreman and Cole Campbell. In Thursday’s finale, starting pitcher Joey Hoopes kept the Yankees’ hitters off balance with a crafty blend of fastballs and off speed pitches. Foreman closed both games in dominant fashion on the mound.

Pictured: Front Row L to R: Joey Hoopes, Cole Campbell. Second Row: Devin Begley, Will Stub, Vito Carfagno, Kristian Dueter, Ryan Sabatini, Angelo DeRosa, Corey Spare, Kevin Foreman, Holden Morgan. Back row: Manager Dennis Foreman; Coach Bryant Campbell.

The Northfield 8U baseball team won three tournaments over the past month, including the Ryan Schleyer Memorial Tournament in Hammonton, the EHT Fathers Day Weekend Tournament, and the Linwood Summer Baseball Classic.

nfield8u Submitted/Front row, left to right: Jack Kwapinski, Rocco Barbella, Joey Russo, Corey Behr, Brian Perez. Standing left to right: Mateo Medina, Brandon Dearborn, Brady Blum, Jack Haines, Timmy Travagline, Charlie Connolly, Patrick Sacco. Not pictured: Manager Joe Russo, coaches Geoff Haines, Jim Travagline and Dan Kwapinski. This group of 8-year-old boys did a great job, had fun and got to play a lot of baseball. Thanks to all the towns that hosted these tournaments, as they were all run perfectly.

Front row, left to right: Jack Kwapinski, Rocco Barbella, Joey Russo, Corey Behr, Brian Perez. Standing left to right: Mateo Medina, Brandon Dearborn, Brady Blum, Jack Haines, Timmy Travagline, Charlie Connolly, Patrick Sacco. Not pictured: Manager Joe Russo, coaches Geoff Haines, Jim Travagline and Dan Kwapinski.

The Pirates won the Absecon Little League 11/12 majors championship for the second straight year by defeating the Braves, 5-0, in six innings. The Pirates were led by Jack Cella, who pitched a 3-hit complete game with 12 strike outs. Cella and Ian Iaconelli paced the team with two hits and two runs scored apiece. In the end, defense won the game as Torin Garay caught the final out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth to seal the victory.

pirates Submitted/The Pirates consist of players Jack Cella, Ryan Spina, Ian Iaconelli, Dan DiGiovannantonio, Anthony Spina, AJ Chevalier, Joe Smarra, Mike Wade, Mike Bachleda, Torin Garay and Chris Esposito. Coaches are Pat Spina, Kevin Iaconelli and Gabby DiGiovannantonio. The Pirates consist of players Jack Cella, Ryan Spina, Ian Iaconelli, Dan DiGiovannantonio, Anthony Spina, AJ Chevalier, Joe Smarra, Mike Wade, Mike Bachleda, Torin Garay and Chris Esposito. Coaches are Pat Spina, Kevin Iaconelli and Gabby DiGiovannantonio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In what one parent called a true-life “Bad News Bears” story, Ventnor firefighter Mike Cahill took over the town’s underdog 9-10 Little League team and helped it rally for a championship at the Galloway tournament.

ventnor Submitted/The Ventnor 9-10 Little League team celebrate a championship in the Galloway Tournament.. Cahill held practice every night for three weeks and laid down some ground rules, according to the parent: “You can't be late for practice or you run a lap, and you better have your shirt tucked in, and you better have a water bottle,” she wrote.

After losing their last two games of the Absecon tournament, the Ventnor squad rebounded to beat Ocean City, EHT, Chelsea and South Cumberland in the Galloway tournament. Then they beat host Galloway, 10-9, in an exciting championship game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ehteagles Submitted/Top row: coaches Jim Mclaughlin, Ben Theis, Vince Flukey, Doug Frye, Paul Sparano. Middle row: Braeden Theis, Camerone Flukey, Cole Frye, Justin Sweeney, Peyton Smith. Bottom row: Manny Aponte, Zach Mclaughlin, Tyler Gross, Tyler Wright, Paul Sparano. Meanwhile, the Egg Harbor Township Eagles 9U team captured the Sandlot Tournament in Sicklerville. Top row: coaches Jim Mclaughlin, Ben Theis, Vince Flukey, Doug Frye, Paul Sparano. Middle row: Braeden Theis, Camerone Flukey, Cole Frye, Justin Sweeney, Peyton Smith. Bottom row: Manny Aponte, Zach Mclaughlin, Tyler Gross, Tyler Wright, Paul Sparano.

 

upper1 Bill LeConey/The Upper Township 9-10 All-Stars pose with the District 16 championship banner. upper2 Bill LeConey/Upper Township's C.J. Furey takes a swing against Northfield in the District 16 9-10 final.


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