Sherlon Christie Asbury Park Press Published 4:29 p.m. UTC Jun 17, 2018 All-Star play begins on June 23 in District 19 Check back often during the tournament for scores, photos, video and stories from the games. June 23 At Freehold Little League Game 1: Eatontown vs Two River East, 10 a.m. Game 2: Freehold vs Long Branch, 1 p.m. At Freehold Township Little League Game 3: Freehold Township vs Two River West, 10 a.m. Game 4: Tinton Falls vs Middletown, 1 p.m. June 24 At Colts Neck Little League Game 5: Eatontown/Two River East winner vs Colts Neck, 1 p.m. At Sandy Hook Little League Game 6: Freehold vs Long Branch winner vs Manalapan, 1 p.m. Game 8: Tinton Falls/Middletown winner vs Shore, 4 p.m. At Lincroft Little League Game 7: Freehold Township/Two River West winner vs Lincroft, 1 p.m. June 26 At Eatontown Little League Game 9: Loser of game 3 vs Loser of game 5, 5:30 p.m. Game 11: Loser of game 1 vs Loser of game 7, 8 … [Read more...] about Little League: 2018 District 19 All-Star Tournament schedule, results
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HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the 60-year-old man struck and killed by a tree while clearing debris left by recent storms in Massachusetts. A spokeswoman for the Essex district attorney says Michael Sughrue died Sunday after a tree fell on him and pinned him to the ground at his Haverhill home. Sughrue’s adult son was with him at the time. He tells The Eagle-Tribune it was a “freak thing that we didn’t see coming.” Firefighters responding to the scene tried to lift the tree, but it was too big and needed to be cut into smaller pieces. Sughrue was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. His son was not injured. Sughrue was a prominent Little League coach in the area. Close The biggest headlines, delivered to your inbox Get news as it happens. Sign up for Boston.com's email news alerts. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Haverhill man killed by falling tree identified as Little League coach
HAVERHILL — If there were ever a questionable call on the baseball diamond, coach Michael Sughrue would never throw a fit, kick up dust or utter expletives in front of young players and their families.Instead, he'd simply walk up to the umpire so as not to make a scene and quietly point out what discrepancy he saw. And he'd let the umpire explain his point of view before returning to his bench.His 6-feet, 6-inch frame could be imposing, until you came to know him as the gentle giant that he was.A beloved baseball and football coach, a respected mentor, and a dedicated family man, Michael Sugrue will be remembered for these things and more.Sughrue, 60, died on Sunday afternoon while cutting down a storm-damaged tree in his Hoyt Road backyard. "I've lost my best friend," said Ginger Sughrue, who was married to Michael Sughrue for 38 years. "We were always together."Members of his large, loving family gathered around the Sughrue kitchen table on Monday to talk about the things … [Read more...] about Michael Sughrue, long-time Little League coach whose sons had stellar athletic careers at Haverhill High School.
Out of nearly 9,000 kids to ever play in the Little League World Series, only 18 are girls, and this year, one American pitcher could wind up in a class by herself, CBS News' Elaine Quijano reports. Mo'ne Davis' team, the Taney Dragons, made history as Philadelphia's first team to get to the World Series, and if they win, it would be another first for the history books - having a girl on a championship team. Thirteen-year-old Mo'ne threw a six-strikeout, complete-game shutout at Sunday's regional championships. Davis is only the fourth American girl to ever make it to the World Series. She regularly shuts down hitters with her electric fastball. She thinks it's a big deal for her to be out there. "Probably like a couple of years from now, there'll be a lot of girls here, and then it won't be just like all boys, so they'll have to build like another dorm for girls, so it'll be a huge impact if more girls start playing," she said. Though she wants to see more girls play baseball, she's … [Read more...] about Girl takes electric fastball to Little League’s big show
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Little League Baseball plans to introduce an educational program for coaches and volunteers intended to raise awareness about the use and dangers of performance-enhancing drugs among young players. Working with the Taylor Hooton Foundation, Little League hopes to have an online program ready for the 2014 season. The youth sports organization had been in discussions with the foundation for more than a year about such a program, well before Major League Baseball announced suspensions recently for more than a dozen players following a lengthy investigation into a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing PEDs. The most recent batch of suspensions handed down Aug. 5 came less than two weeks before the start of the Little League World Series, which is scheduled to begin Thursday. Thousands of coaches, along with young players and their families are expected to visit South Williamsport during the 11-day tournament, and foundation president Don Hooton … [Read more...] about Little League to introduce program for coaches, volunteers to raise awareness of PED dangers