The WWLL/CPLL 11U girls are State Champions after beating Elmer LL 9-6 in Secaucus on Sunday afternoon. The girls went ahead early but fought off an Elmer comeback that closed the lead to 7-6 going into the 6th inning. WWLL/CPLL added 2 more runs in the top of the 6th and, and the defense shut it down 1-2-3 in the bottom half to take home the banner. Kate Kelly pitched very well in the win along with 4 RBIs, with great defense behind her and RBIs from Kaitlyn St. Amour (4-for-4), Kaleigh McCarron, Emily Matcham, Allie Rome and Kate Liggio as part of an 11-hit afternoon.
The All Star team included WWLL's Olivia Bernheisel, Maddie Holmes, Lauren Killackey, Christina Kim, Kaity Mattia, Kaleigh McCarron, Allie Rome and Kaitlyn St. Amour with CPLL's Sophia D'Ovidio, Kate Kelly, Kate Liggio, Emily Matcham and Kylee Tucholski. The girls were led by manager Karen Kelly and coached by Paul St. Amour and Ray Tucholski.
Congrats to the WWLL/CPLL 11U girls - NJ Section 3 Champions!
The 11U girls moved on to the State Championship with consecutive wins over Manchester LL. The girls won Sunday night with a 9-1 victory, behind CPLL's Kate Kelly 1-hitter on the mound. Monday night, Kelly delivered again with another 1-hitter, supported on both nights with great catching by WW’s Kaitlyn St. Amour. Offense was particularly strong on Monday night with Kaleigh McCarron hitting 4-4, Kaitlyn St. Amour going 3-4, Kate Kelly hitting a double, and Olivia Bernheisel, Christina Kim, Emily Matcham, Kaity Mattia, and Kylee Tucholski all delivering singles. Lauren Killackey, Kate Liggio and Sophia D'Ovidio contributed solid defense and base running, while Maddie Holmes cheered on the team while recuperating from an injury.
WWLL/CPLL begin the State Championship tournament in Secaucus on Friday August 8th at 7:00pm.
The 11U team is a combined West Windsor & Cranbury Plainsboro team managed by CPLL's Karen Kelly and coached by WWLL's Paul St. Amour and CPLL's Ray Tucholski. The team includes WWLL's players Olivia Bernheisel, Lauren Killackey, Christina Kim, Kaity Mattia, Kaleigh McCarron, Allie Rome, Maddie Holmes and Kaitlyn St. Amour, and CPLL's Sophia D'Ovidio, Kate Kelly, Kate Liggio, Emily Matcham and Kylee Tucholski.