The Butler did it for EG-C LL - again
CHATHAM — Pressure situations do not seem to bother East Greenbush-Castleton 11-12-year-old Little League slugger Anthony Butler. In fact, he seems to thrive on them.
With Tuesday’s Region 3 championship game against Rotterdam hanging in the balance, Butler blasted a two-run homer to snap a 7-7 tie, then slammed the door shut on a late rally in the bottom of the sixth to propel East Greenbush to a 9-8 victory and a berth in the New York State Championship Tournament.
Tuesday’s clutch play was nothing new for Butler, whose walk-off home run a year earlier against Colonie put the East Greenbush 11-year-old All-Stars into the state tournament.
“I normally come up big in big situations,” Butler said.
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With the Section 3 title now in hand, East Greenbush/Castleton sets its sights on the state championship tournament, with the winner there moving on to play in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Bristol, Connecticut.
East Greenbush/Castleton will be in Pool B, along with teams from Section 4 (Montgomery or Stony Point) and Section 6 (Sunrise or North Babylon) Their first game is scheduled for Thursday at 7:45 p.m. against the Section 4 representative.
And the rest of Tuesday's local roundup:
District 14 B Round Robin
East Greenbush Gold 3, Twin Town Blue 2: Tommy Miller’s single in the seventh inning scored Tommy Donahue with the winning run.
Nick Raymond and Donahue each hit a double for East Greenbush. Miller struck out 14 in six innings for the victors.
Twin Town’s Colin Fazziola’s two-run single in the sixth inning tied score and forced extra innings.
Brunswick 8, Twin Town 7: Brandon Cellucci pitched two shutout innings to stop a Twin Town rally and record the victory.
Twin Town rallied to within a run in the fourth inning when Joe Vooris slammed a three-run homer.
Chris St. Dennis hit a three-run homer to give Brunswick an early lead it never relinquished.
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