About a month ago 12U Black won the NY State PONY championship. Now, Gabby "The Gabinator" Palumbo and Reese "Re-Re" Guevarra, both from 12U Black, are playing in the New York Little League State Tournament tonight at South Orangetown Little League. In addition to the Hurricanes, they both also play for the New City LL 11/12 yo All-Star Team. The New City 11/12 yo All Star team won District 18 and Section 4 to make it to the NY State tournament.
This summer, Guevarra and Palumbo had a chance to have some friendly competition against some of their Hurricanes teammates in the Little League All Star tournament. New City played an epic 18-inning game against the defending 2010 11 year old NY State Champs Nanuet. The Nanuet team includes teammate Megan Sneeden (12U Black) and Mackenzie Johnson (12U Blue). Nanuet also played New City in the District 18 Finals. Teammates Alicia Bertolino and Amanda Schweitzer (12U Black) are on the Stony Point team New City played in the semi-finals of the winner bracket. Also on the Stony Point team are Jaclyn Onody and Paulina Dore (12U Blue).
The winner of the NY State tournament is crowned NY Little League State Champion and will go on to represent NY in Bristol, CT for the Little League Eastern Regionals. Teams represented at Eastern regionals NJ, PA, MD, DE, NY for Mid-Atlantic. CT, RI. MA, ME, VT for New England.
The winning team of the Regionals goes on to the Little League World Series.
This is Guevarra's 2nd time in the NY Little League State Championship. Guevarra was part of the New City 9/10 year old team that made it to the NY State finals two years ago.
New City plays Islip LL tonight @ 6PM. Winner plays Saturday @ 1130AM. Loser plays Friday @ 6PM.
Hurricanes on 2011 11/12 yo All-Star teams.
Megan Sneeden - Nanuet All Stars
Amanda Schweitzer - Stony Point All Stars
Alicia Bertolino - Stony Point All Stars
Deangie Jimenez - East Ramapo All-Stars (Baseball)
Reese Guevarra - New City All Stars
Gabby Palumbo - New City All Stars
Mackenzie Johnson - Nanuet All Stars
Paulina Dore - Stony Point
Jaclyn Onody - Stony Point All Stars
Ericka Vasti - Haverstraw All-Stars