Joe LeBlanc’s Brevard County Little League Report For June 23
By Joe LeBlanc // June 24, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – District 22 All-Stars continued Tuesday night at Cocoa Little League’s Stradley Park where Port St. John Little League met Cocoa Little League in their 9-10 year old pool.
Dean Hanselman, Braden Clark and Ahmarion Williams all had RBI doubles for Cocoa on the way to their 10-9 victory in 6 innings.
In the 9-10 year old pool at Rockledge Little League’s McLarty Park, Rockledge Little League met Indian River City Little League.
For Indian River City, Luke Hightower had a homer and Jay LaCapelle hit a triple while going 3-for-3 at the plate.
But it wasn’t enough as Rockledge’s Jacob Phelps went 2-for-3 with 2 walks to help lead his team to the 26-10 win in 4 innings.
Over in the 10-11 year old division at Merritt Island Little League’s MILA Fields, Rockledge Little League was unable to derail Port St. John Little League.
Port St. John’s Jason Alati went 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and scored 2 runs.
Meanwhile, Ryan Vite was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and Logan Saltsman added a triple in Port’s 8-2 victory in 5 1/2 innings.
At North Merritt Island Little League’s Mitchell Ellington Park, North Merritt Island met Port St. John Little League in the second of their best 2-out-of-3 series.
For North Merritt Island, Ryan Minnear had a solo home run while Colby Roupa had 2 stolen bases on his way to scoring their second run.
But, Port St. John muscled back with homers from Richie Leonard and Marquis Pryor. Austin Chapman was 3-for-3 scoring 3 runs and Levi Moore had 2 stolen bases while scoring 3 runs. But it was Port St. John’s Nick Mackiewicz who singled in Levi Moore for the final run of the game in the 5th inning as Port won 12-2.
With the win, Port St. John Little League claims the 50-70 Baseball Championship and will represent District 22 at the Florida Section 3 Tournament on July 11th, in St. Augustine.