To say that the Johnston Little League’s All-Star Team for players ages 10 and 11 shined during the recent District 1 Tournament would be an understatement.
Managed by Erik Martins and coached by Michael DeLima, Paul Scorpio and Joshua Small, the 10-11s posted three straight impressive victories and played their way into the championship finale versus always-tough Cranston Western.
“Our team gave it their all,” DeLima offered. “The kids displayed dedication and determination in each and every inning – and the games.”
Johnston began its tourney trek with an impressive 3-1 victory over North Providence West. Martins’ mates then dispatched North Providence East, 12-3, and moved into the District One finale vs. Cranston Western.
“Unfortunately, we lost to Cranston Western, 17-9, and were thus eliminated form the All-Star competition,” DeLima went on. “But even with that loss this team always understood that in baseball someone will win and someone will lose. But what hey learned in how you leave the field with their heads up high and smiles on their faces, know they gave it their best and had lots of great memories.”
The entire coaching staff, as DeLima wanted it known, heaped words of praise upon each and every player for their outstanding efforts and display of sportsmanship which goes in keeping with the Little League Baseball pledge.
Likewise, as DeLima added, “We would like to thank all the planers, parents, friends and members of the Johnston Little League who supported us through our All-Star run.”
The All-Star 10-11s included: Nick D’Aquila, Jason Schino, Paul Scorpio, Preston Marchesseault, Matt Clements, Logan Martins, Dean Paris, Antonio Morales, Brady Murray, Ron Vento, Jayden Allard, Nick Testa and Michael Allard.