Friday, 02 September 2011 00:00
On a hot summer day in the middle of August, the PYA/Port Washington Legends 10-and-under travel team became the National Junior Baseball League Central Division Champions! The National Junior Baseball League is dedicated to developing and enhancing the skills of young ball players through competitive travel baseball while maintaining a high degree of good sportsmanship.
The Port Legends played a 16-game regular season schedule and posted a record of 11-4-1. This earned them the #1 seed for the playoffs.
In their semi-final game, the Legends trailed 5-1 in the last inning. Down to their last out and chasing one run, the Port Legends simply refused to lose and pulled out the victory.
Next up was the championship round, a best of three series in which the Port Legends truly shined and swept to the title in two games.
Team manager Jim Dalimonte said, “These were truly a special group of young men, and it has been my pleasure to coach them this summer. Everyone worked so hard this season together and it showed. They started to believe in one another and then became a team that I felt was deserving of this championship and I am just so happy for them that it happened.”
Congratulations to PYA and the 10U Legends on their outstanding season!