Posted by WWW.NRLL.ORG on Aug 08 2019 at 07:43AM PDT

The North Reading Little League Hornets put on their game faces on August 3 and brought home the 2019 Jimmy Fund 9/10 Year-Old District Championship title by defeating the Wilmington Wildcats, 13-8, on a beautiful morning for baseball at Weafer Park in Woburn.

Inspired while lined up on the infield before the 1st pitch by a stirring rendition of The Star Spangled Banner over the loudspeaker – and following an epic win-or-go-home extra-inning battle two days earlier – this resolute team of gamers completed another stunning comeback in front of some raucous home-grown NR traveling fan support.

Sparked by gritty pitching and a lock-down defense, the stymied offense was allowed just enough opportunity to come alive over some tense middle-innings that saw emotions run high, with solid contributions up and down the lineup and aggressive running on the base paths to turn an early five-run deficit into the five-run margin of victory.

This hard-earned “W” capped a fun summer of baseball for the nearly 100 North Reading kids ages 8-12 who competed in three separate divisions against neighboring towns through the Jimmy Fund Little League regular season and playoffs. NRLL also ran the Jimmy Fund Sandlot Series for nearly 50 young ballplayers in the 4-7 year-old range – all while supporting a great cause that is still taking donations through September 13 to help Take a Swing at Cancer.

Thanks for all your support!

Photo Caption
A HIGH BENCH MARK — Members of NRLL’s 9/10-year-old Jimmy Fund team show their game faces prior to knocking off Wilmington for the District title on Aug. 4. Pictured are (left to right) Ryan DiCarlo, Ian Baker, Harry Wells, Mikey Corvino, Lucas Carbal, Cole Verdonck, Hendrik Schomp, Brendan Nelson, Jackson Merrill, Anthony Giordano, Gavin Griffith. Most Valuable Vacationing Players: Damien Pagliuca and Vincent Pagliuca,


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