FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Johnston Little League Northeast Autobody Red Sox won the 2021 Johnston Little League Town Championship. They had the best record in the league at 13-2 and went a perfect 3-0 in the playoffs. The Red Sox beat the Expos 4-1 in the championship game.
In the championship game, the Red Sox scored all four of their runs in the first inning. Corey Ogden tripled in his first at bat to score Gio Celani and Lucca Ricci.
Gio Celani went 3-for-3 to lead the Sox and Ryan Waterman went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Jordan Caparelli also had an RBI for the Sox. Fabian Aleman pitched for the Expos and threw a complete game. He held the Sox offense, which averaged 12 runs a game, to just four runs and struck out five batters over five innings.
Antonio Morales and Mikey Orsini had the two Expos hits. In the fourth inning, Orsini doubled to drive home Mike Iafrate for the lone Expos run. Foti Fotopoulos started on the mound for the Sox, going three shutout innings allowing no hits and striking out five. Ogden relieved him in the fourth, allowing a run and striking out two in his one inning of work. Celani closed the game with two scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit and striking out four.
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