Par-Troy Drops Opener in Little League World Series

Team battles raindrops, errors in loss to San Antonio in Williamsport.

Threatening gray skies were overhead Williamsport's Lamade Stadium Friday afternoon, making drizzle and rain the backdrop to the Par-Troy East All-Stars' first field appearance at the 2012 Little League World Series. Perhaps the gloomy weather had an effect on the boys, as PTLLE fell to San Antonio, Texas, 5-2.

Par-Troy East, the visiting team, got off to a rousing start when Emil Matti knocked a line drive to center for a stand-up double. But, establishing the game's tone, the runner was not able to advance, and for the majority of the contest, the team seemed unable to create momentum.

The exception to that came in inning four, when PTLLE came together to produce two runs against pitcher Tyler Vitt.

For San Antonio's part, its first inning started off with a home run. And while the undefeated Southwest Region champ proved sharp on the field, as the game progressed, the story became more about PTLLE errors than about Texan achievements.

In the end, the errors were insurmountable and the win went to the Texas All-Stars.

The Parsippany boys aren't out of the competition. The Little League World Series is a double-elimination tournament, so PTLLE moves on to face its next opponent Saturday at 8 p.m.

Lauren August 18, 2012 at 11:45 AM
You are already winners to everyone here in Parsippany!
Scott Dean August 18, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Fellas Dont Hang your heads your in with the best teams in the Nation !! You are one of those teams Come out like Lions and have fun doing it !! You Have Par Troy Nation Behind You !!!!
John Depot August 18, 2012 at 02:15 PM
This game literally had more drama and professionalism than EVERY MLB game I have ever watched! Great job!!
Ann August 18, 2012 at 02:32 PM
You guys are winners to all of us at home. Look where you are. Couldn't have gotten this far if you all weren't already winners. Have fun and enjoy!
Hank Heller August 18, 2012 at 08:23 PM
You kids are our real, legitimate heros!!! This is the only subject ALL Parsippany residents agree on, you guys are terrific! Come home with the title or just come home. Whatever level of success you attain, to us back here in Parsippany, you are each winners and great heros. God luck and may you play to your best level of skill. Godspeed. We love you all. Hank Heller


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