Seven 9-year-olds from Andover helped the 9U Legends Prospect Team come up big to claim the Elite Baseball League Crown recently.
The local ballplayers selected for the team were part of the 13-member squad that brought home a first-place trophy to the Legends organization by winning the New England Championship.
All seven Andover players — Joseph Bucci, Tim Boese, Christopher Milne, Matt Conte, Andrew DeBenedictis, Chase Lembo and Mike Wiley — were hand-picked by assistant coach Sam Conte of Andover. They all participate in Andover Little League as well.
Players in the Middleton-based Legends Baseball come from various communities across New England. Legends is known as one of the top travel programs in the country and is a member of the New England Elite Baseball League.