(WTNH)–Win or go home. That’s the story for the Madison Little League team this week. Connecticut’s state champion took on Massachusetts Tuesday evening.
Madison lost to Vermont on Sunday evening and now have to win out if they want to get to the Little League World Series in Williamsport next week.
Before the game, Manager Jim Maynard said his team had a ton of energy and were ready to go: “They’re like caged animals right now and they just want to get out and play and do what they love.”
Madison has some great pitching, Johnny Reh pitched three innings, which helped keep the game even at 1.
In the 4th inning, Shailen Pathy had a base hit. Nick Maynard avoids colliding with the 3rd baseman, he’s awarded home on an obstruction call. 2-1 Madison.
Still in the 4th, Morris Selmani tucks one down the line. Alex Modica comes home, the score is now 3-1 Madison.
CT added another, and Reh closes the game with a strikeout.
Madison wins 4-1. They will play Maine on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in an elimination game for both teams.