May 25, 2010 > Little League Rundown
Little League Rundown
Submitted By Sanjna Shukla
With playoff season right around the corner, teams in the District 14 Little League are looking to secure wins in the last few games of the season.
In the Majors age group of the Newark American Little League (NALL), the Red Sox rank first with a 20-3 record. The Sox take the lead by a wide margin as the team in second place, the Angels, trail far behind with a 12-11 mark. The Red Sox easily clinched the first seed in the playoffs, and are the favorites to win the championship.
In the same age group of the Newark National Little League (NNLL), the Brewers take the lead with 13 wins. The Brewers have a mere six losses, half of the 12 losses the second-place Astros have. The Brewers will face off against either the Astros or Giants in the championship game early next month.
In the Senior Division, the Rockies are a part of the Newark National, Newark American and Centerville National little leagues. They have had an explosive season, exemplified by their no-hitter against Fremont American early in the season. Pitcher Frankie Maldonado pitched four solid, hit-free innings and was the main factor in the outstanding game. The Rockies are first in the standings of the Senior Division.
The Angels of the Centerville American Little League Major age group hold on to the top spot. Although the Angels have 22 wins, The A's of the CALL trail at their heels with 20 wins.
The Centerville National Padres have found success in their own league, however have been mediocre in inter-league games. They are currently placed fourth, behind the Fremont American Brewers. The Fremont American A's and the Centerville National Giants are struggling at the bottom of the league.
Across town, the Minors of the Warm Springs Little League are in the midst of a competitive season. Although all teams are of similar caliber, the Athletics stand out with an impressive 127 runs for so far in the season. The Giants are closing in with 18 points, three short of the A's 21.
Warm Springs Little League will be hosting a Memorial Day Tournament for the Major Division that will begin on Saturday, May 29, at 8 a.m. and conclude on Monday, May 31, after the championship game at 2 p.m.