Published on August 1st, 2012 | by ProPublica0
New Castle Represents Indiana in Little League Regionals
(photo courtesy of Osolo Action Shots)
New Castle’s 12-year-old Little League baseball team won last weekend in Elkhart and is now officially known as team “Indiana” as it heads to the Great Lakes Regional tournament in Indianapolis this weekend.
The team did it the hard way. They lost the first two games in pool play and won the third to became the 2nd seed in their pool. They ended up winning their next 3 games and declared Indiana State Champions.
The first game for Manager Tim Porter’s team is 7:30 p.m. Friday against Hamilton, Ohio.
The first four days, Friday through Monday, are pool play. New Castle will play the Wisconsin team at 2 p.m. Saturday, Michigan at 4 p.m. Sunday and Illinois at 11 a.m. Monday.
Two of the six teams will be eliminated in pool play. The other four will enter a single-elimination tourney. Semifinals will be Wednesday, Aug. 10 and the championship game is Friday, Aug. 10.
Seedings for the final four will be based on a team’s record, with fewest runs allowed as the tiebreaker.
The tournament is being played on two diamonds at the Little League headquarters 9802 E. Little League Drive on the east side of Indianapolis. It is one block north of the intersection of 42nd Street and Mitthoeffer Road.
The winner of this regional advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.
Players are Niah Williamson, Janson Anderson, Cayden Smekens, Mason Gillis, Cory Murphy, Jarred Porter, Bryce Huntley, Bryce Matney, Brett Matney, Hunter McCubbins, Bryce Pinkard and Blake Burris. The coaches are Tim Porter, Brett Mann, Junior Hammond and Kim Williamson.