The East Boston Little League concluded another successful season with its fall league consisting of Minor Major and Senior divisions.
Each division had four teams with the Majors and Seniors ending with two exciting playoff series. In the senior division, the best-of-three championship series between the Orange and Blue teams began with Orange, coached by Oscar Vega, taking Game 1, with Alex Velasco providing the offense and Matt Turilli hurling a complete game shutout.
Game 2 saw the Blue team, coaches by Chuck Cassaro, win a close game behind the pitching of Nick Festa and Matt DeCarney with some clutch offense from Cam Martin, Robert Gilbride, and Chris Gibbons. The deciding game three was a back-and-forth affair in which the Orange held a one-run lead with two out in the last inning. With CJ Cassaro on the mound, the Blue team staged an incredible comeback led by the clutch performances of JP Giorgio and Miguel Pimental.
Jared Pacita then closed the game out with a shutdown last inning, giving the Blue team the win and the series.
In the Major division another incredible series saw the Yellow team face off against the Black team in a best-of- five series. The Yellow team , coached by Pat Aiken, took Game 1 behind the pitching and hitting of the Previte brothers, Will and Aiden.
Game 2 saw Owen Flanagan toss a complete game shutout for the Black team to even the series at 1-1. Jaylen Cuello was the star on the mound for the Black team, coached by Anthony Forbes, who took game 3. Behind the dominant pitching of Ferdinand Carangelo, the Black team took Game 4 to win the series three games to one.
EBLL President Chucky Cassaro thanked the players for their participation in the Fall League. “We had a good turnout for fall baseball in three divisions,” said Cassaro. “The kids had a lot of fun. I would like to personally thank Anthony Guerrero of Massport and Chris Zuffante for allowing us to continue playing at Festa Field throughout the fall. I would also like to thank Boston Parks Director Paul McCaffrey for allowing us to use the East Boston Stadium turf field.”
Cassaro invited Everett players and coaches to participate in the Eastie league. “The team, coached by Oscar Vega, was well-coached and they have baseball etiquette,” said Cassaro.
The EBLL president said he and League Treasurer Dr. Robert Gilbride, a popular East Boston dentist, will be returning to lead the program in the 2022 season.
Cassaro also lauded Nick Free for his assistance this season.