The Herts Baseball Little League is in its final weeks and the Herts Blue Jays look like the team which has the momentum. They extended their winning streak to 4 on Saturday which lifted them into second place in the standings.
They opened the day with a 17-1 demolition of the Herts Cubs. Zack Longboy picked up the win. In their second game of the day they met the league-leading Yankees. In a repeat of last-week’s 2-1 epic it was once again Marty Cullen Jr and Nickolas Martinez who started on the mound for the Yankees and Jays, respectively. It was the Blue Jays that ended up on top again in another walk-off win. In the process, Lewis Paterson launched another home run for the Jays. This was his third of the season and he now has, what seems to be, an unassailable lead in the home run race.
The Yankees did manage to get a win earlier in the day, beating the Red Sox 6-4, despite the fact that the Sox sent their ace pitcher, Liam Green, up against the Yankee lineup.
The day didn’t get any better for the Red Sox as they went on to lose to the Cubs. They put together a late rally but it was too little too late and the Cubs won it 7-4.
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Next week is the final Saturday of the Little League regular season which will decide the lineup for the postseason. Saturday's programme will also include the first ever youth international game at Grivehill Ballpark.