(Submitted by a Wellesley Little League fan…)
The Wellesley Little League U10 South Team capped a successful summer season on Saturday night by winning the Suburban Youth Baseball League U10 A Championship, 5-3, in extra innings against a very competitive Norwood team. The win came in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the 7th inning on a walk off, two run home run blast by Jack Fox-Wiviott.
The Raiders took an early 2 -0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on hits by Mark Henshon, Jack Toomey, and Jackson McChesney and held the lead through three innings on an impressive pitching performance by McChesney. Norwood took the lead 3-2 in the top of the 4th inning but the Raiders battled back to tie it up in the bottom half of that inning. The Raiders held Norwood scoreless for the next three innings on solid defense and terrific pitching performances by Adam Beyer and Chris McGreal. Then, in the bottom of the 7th, after a leadoff walk by Toomey, Fox-Wiviott connected for the game winning home run. Head coach David Rosenblatt, complimented the team on rising to the challenge of the high level of competition in the playoff games.
Saturday night’s win was the highlight of the Raiders’ impressive summer season. The team marched through the SYBL Playoffs by ousting Pembroke, defending SYBL Champions Braintree American, and Milton National before clinching the Championship game against Norwood. The Raiders summer season highlights also included a win at the First Annual Sharon Father’s Day Tournament in June and a second place finish in the Mansfield Summer Classic Tournament in July.
Fall baseball registration has opened, by the way.