Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

June 28, 2012

Can you believe it? Red Sox are champs

Take AAA crown in pitcher's duel with Blue Jays

The Red Sox won the AAA Andover Little League championship game at Deyermond Field on Sunday, June 17, after a hard fought playoffs that featured mostly one-run games and several upsets.

"This championship game was the most competitive game we were part of all season as the Blue Jays (the other finalist) played amazingly," according to Jesse Ritter, head coach of the Red Sox.

The final game was a defensive battle highlighted by the pitching and defense of both teams. Timely hitting late in the game led to a 4-0 victory for the Red Sox, according to Coach Michael Day.

"The key to our victory in the playoffs was the solid defense every player on our team displayed," said Ritter, whose team allowed a total of only six runs to be scored against it during its entire playoff run.

Red Sox players were Evan Doheny, David Ritter, Aryaman Malliwal, Carter Brezinski, Alex Yang, Jeff Rosario, John Day, Zach Mola, Bryant Kroeger, Jack Danisch, Aneudy Moreno, Zach Grover and Andrew Regan.

Team coaches were Jesse Ritter, Michael Day and Dean Mola. Team statistician and scorekeeper was Scott Kroeger.