STATE CHAMPS! Viera Suntree Little League Majors Blank Plant City 10-0, Head For Southeast Region Play
By Space Coast Daily // July 22, 2019
Fantastic pitching, speed on the bases and amazing defense power VSLL State Champion Majors
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Viera Suntree Little League Majors scored big on Sunday as the team won the state championship and are now heading to regional play after a big shutout win.
The VSLL State Champion Majors, who blanked Plant City 10-0 Sunday to take the state championship, is now bound for the Southeast Region competition in Warner Robins, GA set Aug. 2-7.
The state champions are managed by Russell Cheatham and players include Izzy Birru, Robbie Caruso, Micah Cheatham, Brennan Confreda, Finn Goldinger, Dominic Leoni, Evan Lipski, Austin Marshall, Colton Marshall, Deaglan McBride, Mikey Minarik, Jonah Peacock and Brandon Reiter.
“Congratulations to our team, who scored 10 runs, to take the championship game from Plant City 10-0 in 5 innings,” said team supporters on Facebook.
“Fantastic pitching by Evan Lipski, a well-placed bunt by Finn Goldinger, speed on the bases and amazing defense made this game so exciting to watch!”
The Southeast Region is one of eight United States regions that currently send teams to the Little League World Series, the largest youth baseball competition in the world.
The Southeast Region is made up of eight states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
The Southeast Region’s participation in the Little League World Series dates back to 1957 when it was known as the South Region.
When the Little League World Series was expanded in 2001 from eight teams – four U.S. teams and four “International” teams from the rest of the world – to 16 teams (eight U.S. and eight International), the Southern Region was split into the Southeast and Southwest Regions.
Brevard County teams that have won the Southeast Region title include Cocoa in 2004, Rockledge in 2009 and Viera/Suntree in 2010.
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