September 27, 2021

Rumford LL Minors Wins Title in No-Hitter. Take Andreozzi Title Also.

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Division 2 Minors Champions
Rumford LL Minors All Stars defeated a tough Barrington team in a close 3-2 victory at Kim Rock Field in Rumford on July 28th. The Ron Silva District 2 All Star Championship is named after former district administrator and longtime Riverside LL volunteer, Ron Silva. Although Barrington managed two runs, they did so while being no-hit by Evan Provencher and Wil Budnick of Rumford. Provencher spun a masterful no-hitter and was followed by Budnick who got the final five outs in relief. John Greene, Eli Sydney, and Noah Pedroso Jones contributed with a big hits and Ryan Pita scored the winning run in a surprise steal of home. “It came down to the last out as it should and a great job by the entire team to close out the game for Rumford,” said team coaches after the game.

Riverside Little League, which has won the prior three minors championships sent along congratulations. “On behalf of the Riverside LL players and coaches, congratulations to Rumford Little League on winning the championship this season against a tough Barrington Little League squad,” said league officials. Riverside then issued a friendly challenge: “Keep that trophy warm, we’ll be back for it next season!” “Challenge accepted,” smiled back the Rumford 2021 champs.

Rumford players are: Evan Provencher, Christian Pantoja, Connor Crowley, Eli Sydney, Jared Machado, John Greene, Logan Silverio, Luke Neilson, Noah Lang, Noah Pedroso Jones, Ray Beattie, Ryan Pita, Will Budnick and Wynn Rabar. Coaches: John Provencher, Eddie Wencis, Matt Pita, Stephen Narkawich and Kenny Camp. Details here provided by Lorri Provencher.

Rumford takes Annual 7/8 Andreozzi Tournament Title
Rumford 7/8 All Stars won the District 2 Andreozzi championship. To get there they had to beat a good Barrington team. “Evan Provencher was key in pitching a 75 pitch game. For most of the game nobody scored, then the game got scary,” reports Eddie Wencis. “Rumford, however, pulled it off with a 4-1 win. In another phenomenal performance, the 7/8 All Stars came away with a 13-2 win against Portsmouth in the tournament. Rumford also featured a 14-0 blowout win over Tiverton. “Thanks to all of our coaches, volunteers, sponsors and players for another great season of little league baseball,” said Rumford league president Eddie Wencis.

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