Massapequa no-hits Toms River to reach Little League World Series

Massapequa no-hits Toms River to reach Little League World Series

The miracle in Massapequa continues and it’s all because of a no-hitter from pitcher Joey Lionetti.

Massapequa Coast Little League clinched its first ever Little League World Sequence berth with a 4-0 victory over Toms River (N.J.) East within the Metro regional finals in Bristol, Conn., Friday night time.

Coast’s win got here on the large shoulders of little Lionetti, who pitched six no-hit innings with 9 strikeouts, three hit batsmen and one stroll.

Massapequa first received on the board within the second inning. They scored an unearned run after heart fielder Liam St. George hit an infield grounder with the bases loaded; Toms River overthrew residence plate and proper fielder Mikey Castellano scored.

Coast put up one other run on an RBI single down the left area line from shortstop Christian Bekiers within the fourth. Second baseman Anthony Badagliacca scored from second.

Massapequa’s Joey LionettiDouglas Healey

Massapequa Coast Little League celebrates its no-hitter over Tom River (N.J.) East.Robert Sabo/New York Put up

Coast stretched the result in 4-0 on a sacrifice fly from third baseman Michael Clark, scoring St. George, who was pinch working for first baseman Alex Pagano. A couple of at batters later, St. George drove in Castellano from third on an RBI single.

Lionetti struck out first baseman Logan Macchia to cap his no-hitter and the group’s greatest ever season within the little league’s 72-year historical past.

Coast beforehand defeated Toms River East, 6-3, in additional innings in the course of the Metro match’s first spherical. The final group from Lengthy Island to achieve the Little League World Sequence was Rockville Heart in 1978.

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