Holbrook Wins District 18 Little League Championship

TOMS RIVER- The Holbrook Little League All-Stars defeated Manchester Little League 18 – 5 after losing their opening game to Manchester 7-6.   Holbrook blew through the tournament bracket beating Brick 8-2, then Toms River 14-2 to claim the championship berth.

Facing elimination on Monday, Holbrook defeated Manchester 18-12 before defeating Manchester in the title game Tuesday night.

In the first inning, Holbrook’s JR Osmond hit a three run home run to take a 3-0 lead.

In the next inning Garrett Drew solidified Holbrook’s lead with a two-run shot.  John Grano and Chris Andrews each hit doubles in the inning, including and RBI double by Grano.

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Manchester showed signs of life in the bottom of the second inning, scoring 5 runs, including a grand slam home run by Gavin Degnan.  After two, the game was close, with Holbrook leading 6-5.

In the 5th inning, Holbrook scored 12 runs and won by the Little League 10 run mercy rule.

Holbrook will now advance to the New Jersey Section 3 tournament, their next step towards Williamsport, PA and the Little League World Series.

Photo by Marianne Kinsman.


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