They'll need the tight and crisp defense and stellar pitching exhibited in the victory Wednesday to be present in their battle with New York on Friday night, six days after falling to that very same team 6-3 in extra innings in the first game of the Metro Regional Tournament.
For the second year in a row Toms River East Little League is representing the state of New Jersey in the 12-year-old as they continue their journey towards the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Playing in an all-star little league game was like playing in the World Series. When I played, looking back at it, the games were very passionate, the quality of play was awesome, and the fans were always supportive. No lie, I remember my Grandma yelling and cursing at a fan from the other team. I grew up in Wall Township, so I always played for the North Wall All-Stars. I think my grandma was cursing at a fan who was rooting for the South Wall All-Stars. Clearly, the rivalry was and still is intense HAHA!
Little League International in Pennsylvania, who have been monitoring the pandemic situation and adhering to advice from the CDC, are advising all local Little League programs across the U.S. to suspend/delay their season to not start until at least Monday, May 11.