Saturday, August 18, 2012
Fans can connect with participants in the 2012 Little League World Series via e-mail.
Just hours after winning the Mid-Atlantic Little League Baseball Championships in Bristol, Conn., Sunday, the Par-Troy East 11/12 All-Stars boarded a bus and headed off to Williamsport, Pa., home of the 2012 Little League World Series. Now 1-1 at the series, following Friday's loss to Texas and Saturday's rousing 10-4 victory over Oregon, the team takes on its next challenger Monday in Game 3 of the international event. The boys' rapid departure from the regionals in Bristol to Williamsport made it tough for hometown fans to talk to the players—to congratulate Anthony Scannelli for his home runs and stellar work behind the plate; to thank Matti, Uygun and David Ton for their solid pitching and offense throughout the regionals and so far in…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Mike Ruggiero said he had an inkling that his boys were destined for greatness when he saw how they had grown as a team this spring.
Mike Ruggiero is exhausted. The manager of the Par-Troy East 11/12 All-Stars has a lot on his mind. His team of 11 12-year-old boys, along with he and his coaches, are on a bus to Williamsport, Pa., home of the Little League World Series. The team earned the spot by virtue of a Sunday afternoon 1-0 victory over Delaware's Newark National team in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Bristol, Conn. The minute the game ended, life changed for Ruggiero and his boys. "Yeah, Little League took control," he told Patch from his seat on a bus traveling southwest toward Pennsylvania. "I haven't been home in 10 days. But they told us we were getting on a bus and heading right to Williamsport, so here we are." Ruggiero is tired, but as David …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Emil Matti hurls two-hitter, Bener Uygun connects on home run to power Parsippany past Delaware, into Little League World Series.
BRISTOL, Conn.—Par-Troy East Little League pitcher Emil Matti and his Delaware counterpart Clayton Hansen settled into a taut pitchers' duel right from the start. Hansen featured a sharp-breaking curveball that had the boys from Parsippany reaching. Matti used his fastball to dazzle the Delaware champions. With the pitching virtually even, the decision was clearly leaning toward defense and one clutch hit, and Par-Troy's Bener Uygun contributed both. Uygun turned two glistening plays at shortstop to prevent a run in the second inning and drove the first pitch of the fourth frame for a home run Sunday to back Matti's two-hit hurling and send Par-Troy to the Little League World Series with a scintillating 1-0 victory over Newark in the Mid-…
Friday, August 3, 2012
PTLLE Player Agent Eric Hubner presents bits and pieces from the All-Stars' adventures in Bristol, Conn.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Par-Troy Little League East made a winning start Friday in its quest to become Little League’s Mid Atlantic Champion in Bristol, Conn. Parsippany's 11/12 All-Stars bested New York state’s Stoney Point Little League, 4-2. The matchup may be a preview of the eventual championship game as the teams are similar: Par-Troy won the New Jersey 11/12 championship last year and took the 12u Tuesday. Stoney Point is also highly rated, having won the New York titles in 2011 and 2012. But Friday, it was Par-Troy East that came out on top. The team held a 4-0 lead through the top of the sixth inning, when an error led to two Stoney Point scoring runs. A pitching save by David Ton and the team's strong offense kept the New York team from gaining any …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The PTLLE 11/12 all-stars now head to Connecticut for the East Region tournament.
The Par-Troy Little League East 11/12 All-Stars knocked off Nottingham 9-4 Tuesday evening to become the 2012 12U New Jersey state champions. The Parsippany squad started off the state tournament in Pequannock Friday with a loss to Livingston American, but from then on, the All-Stars showed off their winning ways, defeating Monroe Township and Livingston in a Sunday doubleheader and then besting Nottingham Monday and Tuesday. The state title is not the first honor this year for the PTLLE team, which has also earned the 2012 district and section crowns. Baseball season is not yet over for the township's little league All-Stars. The team goes on to compete at the regional championships in Bristol, Conn.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Team remains alive in double-elimination tournament.
All the marbles are up for grabs Tuesday when the Par-Troy Little League East 11/12 All-Stars are slated to play the final game of the double-elimination 2012 state Little League 12u baseball championship. The PTLLE squad defeated Nottingham's All-Stars in Monday night's first finals game, 4-3. Par-Troy East, which already has the 2012 district and section trophies, will have to beat Nottingham again to win the state championship. Parsippany's All-Stars fell to Livingston American, 11-2, in the first round of the tournament Friday. The team came back, though, defeating Monroe Township and, in a rematch, Livingston American in a Sunday double-header, earning its bid against Nottingham. Tuesday's winner will take top honors. The title game …
Winning both games in a Sunday doubleheader, the 11/12 All-Stars take on Nottingham in Pequannock Monday.
The next game en route to the 2012 state Little League 12u baseball championship will be Monday night. Competing are the Par-Troy Little League East 11/12 All-Stars versus the All-Stars of Nottingham. Parsippany's team lost to Livingston American, 11-2, in Friday's tournament opener, but earned its spot in the finals by winning both halves of a double header Sunday against, respectively, Monroe Township and, again, Livingston American. The boys had to play two games after Saturday's schedule was washed out due to rain. Being a double-elimination tournament, the Par-Troy East team must beat undefeated Nottingham twice in the finals to take the title. Should it win Monday, game two of the finals must be played Tuesday night, and the winner …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
PTLLE All-Stars take on Livingston American in their first game.
The first games of the state Little League baseball tournament begin Friday in Pequannock. Parsippany's Par-Troy Little League East 11/12 All-Stars, fresh from their sectional tournament win, will compete. The first matchups in the double-elimination competition will include Par-Troy East v. Livingston American and Monroe Township v. Nottingham. If the PTLLE All-Stars are victorious Friday, they'll play Saturday at noon. Otherwise, they will playat 2:20 p.m. If you are interested in attending, the games start at 5:30 p.m. at the Pequannock Little League complex at 99 Washington Street. (Get directions here.) The championship game will be played Monday or, if necessary, Tuesday.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Baseball little leaguers trounces Nottingham team 15-6.
Parsippany/Troy Hills East showed its muscle Thursday night as it roared back from a 3-0 deficit to score nine unanswered runs and emerge with a 15-6 over Nottingham in Edgewater. The victory moves the team a victory away from winning the 10/11-year-old Little League state championship. After going down 3-0, the Parsippany team scored six runs in the bottom of the third inning, three runs in the fourth and six more runs in the fifth. Par-Troy East showed slugging power, earning two home runs, both in the bottom of the fifth inning. One was a two-run shot from Vinny Presioso, the other a grand slam off the bat of leadoff hitter Berner Uygun. The team had quality pitching from starter Emil Matti, Kyle Phillips and Sarang Amin to keep …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The team now moves on to vie for the state title.
The Par-Troy East Little League's 10-11 All Star baseball team won the Section 1 championships in Green Brook. The team defeated Pequannock 8-1. The Parsippany boys head next to Edgewater Aug. 9 for the state championships. The opponent has yet to be determined.