By Gavin Menu
Little League All-Stars from Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor came up against some major league competition this week, with the combined team of 11- and 12-year-olds losing their final three games of the District 36 tournament to Southampton, East Hampton and North Shore.
After winning two games against Hampton Bays and Eastport, the team lost by lopsided scores against three good teams to bring their season to an end.
“They were proud of how they played,” said coach Rachel Dee, who helped bring back an all-star team to Sag Harbor after two years of sitting out the district tournament. “We were happy to do it, and I think they really enjoyed the experience. We have a lot of talent on the team, and I’m looking forward to how they do coming up through high school.”
The District 36 semifinals will be played on Sunday, July 9, with the final game to determine which team will advance in the nationwide tournament that ultimately leads to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, scheduled for Monday.
The Sag Harbor Majors All-Star roster this year included Nathan Dee, Logan Edler, Dylan Fitzgerald, Justin Gardiner, Gavin Gilbride, Teddy Marsden, Luis Renna, Charles Schaefer, Massimo Vaccaro, Kristopher Vinski, Scott Vinski, Jacob Weller, and Mason Wheeler.
Sag Harbor’s 9- and 10-year-old All Stars began their tournament with a 2-1 record, with wins over Hamptons Bays and Eastport South Manor. The team’s only loss as of Tuesday was a 12-0 decision to East Hampton on June 28. Sag Harbor was scheduled to host Southampton on Wednesday and will finish off the opening round of the tournament on Friday at North Shore Little League at 5:45 p.m. The 9- and 10-year-old semifinals will also be played on Sunday, July 9.