With only two weeks remaining, the Herts Little League season is heating up. The Herts Cubs have been setting the pace from the very start and for the first time this season they have lost their lead in the league standings. The Herts Yankees have managed to put together a 4-game winning streak in the most crucial time of the season. They are now tied at the top with the Cubs. Pitchers Michael Davis and Marty Cullen Jr combined over the course of the day allowing no runs and shutting down their opponents with two magnificent pitching performances.
Heavy downpours could not dampen the enthusiasm of the Herts Baseball Little League players and fans in week 6 of the league schedule. To start the day first placed Herts Cubs met their nearest rivals the Yankees and they found it difficult to get their offensive game going against Marty Cullen Jr who pitched a complete game shutout for the Yankees to win 7-0.
But the real game of the day came later in the day. The Blue Jays find themselves bottom of the table but in spite of this they have been playing terrific baseball and have been unfortunate to be on the losing end of four closely fought one-run games. This turned out to be a real classic pitching duel. Zack Longboy was pitching a gem putting up zero after zero on the scoreboard but his Yankee counterpart, Michael Davis, was matching his zeros inning-after-inning. With the game going into extra innings, it was Yankees pitcher, Michael Davis, who delivered a crushing blow driving in the winning run for the Yankees. Another heartbreaking one-run loss for the Blue Jays, but they deserve credit for the amazing courage and determination which they have shown week-in-week-out.
The attention turned to Field 2 where the Cubs and the Red Sox were also into extra innings. The news of the Yankees win was filtering through and the pressure was on the Cubs players. Finally, the Red Sox came through in the bottom of the 5th to win it 15-14 and that meant that the Cubs’ lead on top of the Little League is gone. They now share first place with the Yankees.
The scene is set for a thrilling last two weeks of the Herts Little League season. While the Cubs and the Yankees are wearing themselves out at the top, the Red Sox are making a late push for the title. The League action continues next Saturday at 12pm with 4 more exciting matchups.
The Player of the Week award went to Herts Yankees’ hero of the day, Michael Davis.