Brattleboro Little League season begins Monday
The Brattleboro 12-year-old All Stars defeated Bennington 4-2 in last year's best-of-seven District Tournament and later beat Colchester 13-4 in the state championship game at the South Main Street field. Zinabu McNeice went deep twice versus Colchester, while Jack Pattison, Caden Wood, Alex Carpenter and Alex Bingham also homered.
"We had the experience of a lifetime and I couldn't be more thankful for this group of kids," said 2016 Brattleboro All-Star manager Mike Bingham.
Three members of that All-Star team have returned to the league, including Turner Clews of the Reds, Tristan Evans of the Cardinals, and Samuel Henry of the Red Sox.
The South Main Street field was vandalized during the winter, however the community and beyond was able to raise $9,325 for necessary repairs and security.
The matchups for the first week look like this: April 24 — Pirates vs. A's, 5:30 p.m.; April 25 — Mets vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; April 26 — Giants vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; April 27 — A's vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; April 28 — Reds vs. Mets, 5:30 p.m.; April 29 — Cardinals vs. Giants, 11 a.m. and Red Sox vs. Pirates, 1 p.m.
A's roster: Coaches — Eugene Frost, Ryan McClelland. Players — Thomas Bell, Charles Clark, Zach Corbeil, Cameron Cruz, Ayoub Cunar, Karson Elliot, Bronson Finnell, Cameron Frost, Alex McClelland, Joshua McKenney, Alex Papadimitriou, Keagan Systo, Brandon Weeks.
Cardinals roster: Coaches — Tim Meadows, Bennett Grout, Rich Fagley. Players — Chase Austin, Andy Cay, Eli Coughlin, Tristan Evans, James Fagley, Makai Gadilcic, Cadance Gilbert, Jayke Glidden, Jolie Glidden, Kadin McAllister, Mason North, Dallin Wachtelhausen, Ryan Young.
Giants roster: Coaches — Rob Heileman, Chad Gundry. Players — Forester Avard, Hayden Avard, Alex Baker, Wyatt Cudworth, Quinlan Forchion, Matthew Gordon-Macy, Degan Gundry, Samuel Hall, Jackson Heller, Rowan Lonergan, Derek Sargent, Tucker Sargent, Thaddeus Sawyer.
Mets roster: Coach — Jolene Paquette. Players — Gabe Alexander, Landyn Cartee, Thaddeus Engstrom-Keep, Alasdair Jenks, Dominic Johnson, Avery Kimball, Avery Martin, Jacksyn McAllister, William Miskovich, Matthew Montgomery, Nathan Potter, John Satterfield, Evan Wright.
Pirates roster: Coaches — Chris Speno, Jason Gagliardi, Mark Speno. Players — David Austin, Sam Bogart, Troy Forkin, Patrick Gagliardi, Nick Gerard, Sam Madow, Bryer Sage, Dylan Sparks, Aliza Speno, Devin Speno, Lucas Speno, Montez Vinson, Wayland Walsh.
Red Sox roster: Coaches — Jeff Henry, Lance Cutler. Players — Benjamin Berg, Cody Corbeil, Harper Cutler, Samuel Henry, William Hill, Skylar Kuhn, Payton Leonard, Brock Longe, Landon Manning, Anthony Matias, Dane Mulverhill, Noah Perusse, Wyatt Sargent.
Reds roster: Coaches — Steve Clark, Chad Emery. Players — Evan Batts, Nolan Chisholm, Turner Clews, Jackson Emery, Jett Emery, Will Fontaine, Alex Palomba, Joseph Reynolds, Case Siegel, Lucas Stolpp, Samuel Tainter, Willem Thurber, Jasmine Vargas.
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