2017-07-14 / Sports

Garden City wins District 29 Little League Title


The Garden City Little League 12 year old tournament team The Garden City Little League 12 year old tournament team The Garden City Little League 12 year old tournament team captured the 2017 District 29 title with a 4-3 win over Franklin Square last Saturday in Franklin Square. The victory marked the third consecutive district title for this group of boys, following up on their district tournament titles as 10 year olds in 2015 and 11 year olds last summer.

The members of this year’s tournament team are Joey Abbate, Jack Barker, Connor Brock, David DeBusschere, Kevin Deehan, James Healy, Patrick Heber, Francesco Ingrassia, Danny Macchiarola, Joey Wood and Kyle Wood.

The team’s four game run through the district tournament began with a 23-1 victory over New Hyde Park and a 15-0 win over Malverne. The team then defeated Franklin Square 11-3 in a thrilling 8 inning battle before closing the tournament out with a second win over Franklin Square last weekend.

As a result of their district championship, the team moves on to the double elimination Section 4 West tournament which begins next Saturday evening in Lynbrook. A victory in that tournament would send the team on to the state tournament as they continue their quest to reach the Little League World Series later this summer.

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