Holbrook Little League of Jackson ends World Series run with 12-2 loss
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa — The Holbrook Little League team from Jackson's World Series journey came to an end on Wednesday with a 12-2 loss to the New England team from Fairfield, Conn.
It was Holbrook's second loss to Fairfield in the World Series tournament bringing their run to the Pennsylvania tournament to an end.
New England started the game with a 5-run first inning and never looked back. They built their lead with another four runs in the fourth, and three in the bottom of the 5th to invoke the 10-run mercy rule.
Holbrook was held to just four hits and made three errors. Fairfield's Ethan Righter shut down the "Jackson 13," which hit 7 home runs in the tournament. Righter allowed two runs and struck out 8 over 4 2/3 innings. Fairfield's Troy Ashkinos drove in five runs on two hits, including a grand slam in the fourth.
"It was an amazing run for the first-ever team from Jackson Township to reach the LLWS comes to an end. Under Manager Rob Grano the “Jackson 13” had an incredible summer and three amazing years where they won the state championship, an accomplishment we might not see for many years to come," Kevin Williams of the Shore Sports Network said.
Going into the game, which has been postponed by rain Tuesday night, the New Jersey state champions were the 4th best team from the United States left in the tournament. They were also one of the 8 best teams from over 7,000 Little Leagues in the world who started All-Star tournament play in June.
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