Special to the Times-Free Press
The East Boston Little League Senior Division All Stars participated in a tournament involving senior teams from the North Shore, including Lynnfield and Peabody.
The Eastie contingent acquitted itself well, finishing on top by taking two out of the three games versus the best high school players from these communities.
In Game 1, Eastie came back from an early six- run deficit to defeat Lynnfield, 7-6, in a thriller.
Yohanxi Alcantar closed the game pitching four solid innings for East Boston while Luis Ortiz and Robert Gilbride drove in the winning runs in a three-run final inning.
In Game 2, the East Boston team once again showed its resiliency coming back from another early six-run deficit to win an 11-10 nail biter versus Peabody. This time it was Johanxi Amparo closing on the mound for East Boston with four solid innings. Cam Martin and Miguel Pimental had keys hits while Joe Ferullo scored the winning run on a close play at the plate in the bottom of the seventh.
Lynnfield came back in Game 3 to win a close 9-8 back-and-forth game but it wasn’t enough as East Boston captured the tournament.
Manager Chuckie Cassaro was proud of the team’s success. “East Boston Little League was happy to provide the players with an opportunity to play against other cities in different parks against top competition. It’s always exciting to play versus other communities and even more so, when you’re successful. We’re very proud of the accomplishment and of the fact that our East Boston Little League organization was able to put this together with other leagues under these current conditions”, Cassaro said.