July 2, 2013 > Newark American moves on to district championship
Newark American moves on to district championship
Submitted By Mike Heightchew, Photo by Mike Heightchew
Saturday, June 29
Newark American Little League defeated Centerville National Little League to advance to the District 14 Junior Championship game on July 7th. Newark sent a loud and clear message early in the first inning of the game as they posted five runs on the scoreboard. In a deep hole, Centerville did not give up without a fight as they came back with a run of their own in the bottom of the third inning to close the gap to four runs, 5-1.
Newark would not be denied, however, as they added a run in each of the last three innings to finish as 8-1 victors. Centerville put runners on base throughout the game, but did not bring consistency in their hitting game or with base running to put any more runs across home plate. With the loss, Centerville faces Niles-Centerville Little League on June 30th in a semi-final elimination bracket contest that will determine who faces Newark in the championship game on July 7th at Vallejo Mills School at 2 p.m.