Fairfield shuts Wellesley out of Little League World Series

Fairfield, Conn.’s Little Leaguers put an end to Wellesley South‘s exciting run to the New England Regionals on Friday afternoon, shutting out the locals 11-0. Wellesley, playing without injured catcher Drew Renzella, went down early on a 3-run homer by Fairfield’s Richard Kerstetter, who also pitched, and held Wellesley scoreless over 4 innings while striking out 9. Wellesley rallied in the last inning, but left the bases loaded.

Wellesley advanced through sectional, divisional and state tourneys to make it to the regionals. From here, Fairfield plays Warwick, R.I., for a chance to take part in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.

Congrats to the Wellesley boys, their coaches and families on getting as far as they did.

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Wellesley South got off to a strong start at the NE Regionals. Photo by Maura Wayman Photography