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Jul 3, 2018 1:34 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

East Hampton Little League All-Stars Continuing Where They Left Off Last Season

An 11- and 12-year-old East Hampton All-Star crosses home plate for a run on Saturday. KYRIL BROMLEY
Jul 3, 2018 2:06 PM

The East Hampton 10-and-under Little League All-Stars—the defending District 36 Tournament Champions—have started where they left off, easily defeating their first two opponents to look like a lock for advancing to the semifinals.

After a 13-1 victory over Sag Harbor on Friday, East Hampton defeated Southampton, 12-0, on Saturday. East Hampton was scheduled to play winless Hampton Bays on Tuesday evening and is expected to win that game and be the top team in Pool ‘A’ and advance to the semis against one of the top two teams in Pool ‘B’—either North Shore American or North Shore National—on Friday. The district finals are slated for Saturday.

There are five holdovers from last year’s district championship team, including Andrew Brown, Victoreddy Diaz, Bruno Sessler, Kai Alversa and Luke Rossano. New to the team this year are Tucker Bock, Jackson Carney, James Corwin, Harrison Jenkins, Livs Kuplins, Trevor Meehan and Finn O’Rourke. So far, manager Mike Hand said, each player has been contributing to the team’s success in various ways.

Majors All-Stars Are 3-0

The East Hampton Majors (12-and-under) All-Stars are following in their younger counterparts’ footsteps and have started their tournament off, 2-0. They defeated Southampton, 12-0, on Saturday at Pantigo Field, then defeated Sag Harbor in Bridgehampton, 13-2, on Monday evening.

Tyler Hansen and Carter Dickinson have both moved up from the Minors ranks to join Zachary Dodge, Juan Palacios, Isaac Rodriguez, Jack Dickinson, Justin Prince, Michael Locascio, Cassius Hokanson, Chase Siska, Nico Horan-Puglia, Milo Tompkins and Kieran Conlon. Manager Kenny Dodge said that many of the players are on the same travel team, the East End Tomahawks, and have played a lot of baseball together and are ready to compete with the best the district has to offer.

The Majors division of the District 36 Tournament features 13 different teams this season made up of all of the Little Leagues east of Route 112. Pool ‘B’ has most of the East End’s teams in it, including East Hampton, ESM, Hampton Bays, Moriches Bay, North Shore National, Sag Harbor and Southampton. The top two teams from each pool move on to the semifinals in a single-elimination game and the winners advance to the finals.

After playing Moriches Bay on Tuesday, East Hampton will continue in pool play with games against ESM, North Shore National and Hampton Bays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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