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Jul 1, 2019 12:58 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

East Hampton's Pair Of Baseball All-Star Teams Advance To District Semifinals

Harrison Jenkins delivers a pitch to the plate for the 10U All-Stars on Saturday. GAVIN MENU
Jul 1, 2019 1:09 PM

The East Hampton Little League All-Stars are at it again this summer.

The league’s 12-and-under and 10-and-under baseball squads have once again qualified for the semifinals of the District 36 Tournament, which ultimately leads to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, later this summer.

The 12U team ran through Pool ‘A,’ going 5-0 and outscoring its opponents, 69-2. Included in those five wins was a lopsided victory over Southampton on Sunday at Pantigo Park, which guaranteed East Hampton a spot in the semifinals.

It’s now just a waiting game for the older group, since the other side of the tournament, Pool ‘B,’ finishes up this week. Longwood, North Shore National and Riverhead are all vying for the final two spots to advance, with Longwood and Riverhead playing what will most likely be a crucial game on Wednesday. East Hampton will play one of those ‘B’ teams in the semifinals this Monday, July 8, at a site and time to be determined. North Shore American defeated Sag Harbor on Sunday for the final spot to advance from Pool ‘A.’

Nicole Dickinson, an assistant coach on the 12U team, said many factors have led to the success of the 12U team. The fact that basically the same team that won the 10U district title two years ago has been able to stick together, not only for All-Star teams but on the Tomahawks travel team also, has helped. And the team’s pitching has been just as dominant as its offense, throwing multiple no-hitters in run-rule shortened games.

Carter Dickinson pitched two dominant innings in East Hampton’s victory at East End Little League in Westhampton on June 26. The offense was paced by Justin Prince that game, who hit a home run over the fence. Hudson Beckmann hit a pair of home runs over the fence at Pantigo in East Hampton’s victory over Sag Harbor on Friday.

The 12U team is made up of Leandro Abreu, Hudson Beckmann, Andrew Brown, Liam Cashin, Victoreddy Diaz, Carter Dickinson, Tyler Hansen, Livs Kuplins, Hudson Meyer, Justin Prince, Luke Rossano and Bruno Sessler, and are coached by Andrew Rodriguez and Nicole Dickinson.

This year’s 10U team is in prime shape to defend its district title, picking up an important victory over Sag Harbor at the Bridgehampton Fire Department field on Saturday to be the second and final team to advance from Pool ‘A.’ North Shore American was the top team in Pool ‘A’ and also advanced while North Shore National and Riverhead were the two teams that moved on from Pool ‘B.’

East Hampton will be playing either North Shore National or Riverhead in the semifinals this Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. Where that game would be played was not known yet.

East Hampton also had a 12U softball team in the District 36 best-of-three championship series, which it lost in two games to North Shore.

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