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WH LITTLE LEAGUE 2018

















Mayor Nancy Rossi throws out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at Morse Park, May 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera. 


May 5, 2018 - The West Haven Little League officially opened the 2018 season on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Games were played prior during the week after the original Opening Day was rained out on April 29. 

















K.J. Harp (5) scores for the White Sox against the Brewers, May 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera. 

In majors action, the White Sox rallied to defeat the Brewers 10-6, with the big blow coming off the bat of K.J. Harp who homered. Lucas Forgette and Gabe Santarcangelo also played well for the White Sox in the win. Cameron Cruz and Brady Price played well in defeat for the Brewers. 

















Anthony Constantinople (14) makes the tag for the out for the Cubs against the A's, May 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.

In other majors action, the A's topped the Cubs 10-0 as Will Panza was solid on the hill. Michael Madera, Chase Supan, Panza, Ray Gilbert and Thomas Porto each were solid at the plate for the A's. 

















Chase Supan hits for the A's, May 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.

Evan Jones, Haygen Axelrod, and Anthony Constantinople all played well in the loss for the Cubs.  

May 12, 2018 - The Emmett’s Auto A's opened up the 2018 Little League season winning their first three games.
In the opening game, the A's defeated the Malangone Mechanical White Sox 4-0. Thomas Porto pitched the complete game, striking out seven batters. Mike Madera scored three times and Matt Suchy added two hits for the A's.
The A's then defeated the Full Circle Pizza Cubs 9-0. Will Panza Pitched 5 1/3 innings with eight strikeouts. The A's third win was a 16-6 win over the Executive Protection and Transport Brewers. Madera and Porto combined for the win on the mound.
Owen Fletcher started on the mound for the Brewers, going two innings. The A's came out swinging scoring three runs in the first, but the Brewers answered with two of their own in the bottom of the first.
With the A’s leading 9-6 in the fourth, the game remained close with Thomas Rolfe on the mound for the Brewers, pitching two innings until the A's pulled away in the top of the fifth with six runs. 
Cameron Cruz was 2-for-3 with a double. Ethan Dasilva and Dave Quiroz had solid at bats for the Brewers in the loss
Cubs pitcher Connor Hume pitched three solid innings in a 17-6 victory over the White Sox. Anthony Constantinople had three hits and Febrizio Nunes added a triple. 
On Saturday, Evan Jones pitched four innings, striking out eight and adding three hits in a 13-2 win over the Brewers. Haygen Axelrod had two hits, and Dominic Poindexter added a long double. 
In minors action, the East Coast Overhead Door Mariners split two games with the Orioles over the weekend behind the fine pitching of Ethan English and Joel Gordon. Seth Jones added a timely triple.

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West Haven Little League President Chris Jones (r.) speaks during Opening Day ceremonies, May 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.


















​Gabe Santarcangelo pitches for the White Sox, May 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.


















Jason Alling of the Brewers, May 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.


















Evan Jones pitches for the Cubs, ​May 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.


















​White Sox against the A's in WHLL Majors action, May 12, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.


















Brewers against the Cubs in WHLL Majors action, May 12, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.