North Springs Little League Baseball Wins 2nd Straight State Championship

North Springs Little League Baseball Wins 2nd Straight State Championship

North Springs Little League Baseball Team. {Courtesy}

By: Matt Rothman

The North Springs Little League Team won the Florida Senior League  State Champions for the second straight season.

With players mostly from Coral Springs Charter, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American Heritage, and Calvary Christian, the team is now set to play in the Regional Tournament against teams from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee.

Managed by Freddie Case, who played high school baseball at J.P. Taravella. He then played four years of Division 1 baseball at Troy University in Alabama before going professional. He is assisted by coaches John Martinelli and Bobby Courtney.

“North Springs little league has been extremely successful in the All-Star circuit,” said Coach Case. “Especially with these older kids that have been around, they have seen other kids play highly competitive baseball at schools like Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American Heritage, and Cardinal Gibbons.”

After a successful regular season, the top 16 players from the three North Springs Little League combined to make an All-Star Game. They then competed in Districts and defeated Deerfield Beach 9-0 in both games. Following that, they went right into the States with eight teams. With four teams in each pool, North Springs won all three games, outscoring the opposition 35-0 before beating winning 7-2 in the Championship.

“We have a lot of depth on the mound and have a very tough lineup to navigate,” Coach Case added. “We are sound defensively, and I think our depth gives us a great advantage.”

Individually, North Springs has been led on the mound by Dylan Applebaum, who has pitched seven innings and has not allowed a hit while striking out ten. Breylynn Courtney has pitched 10.2 innings and has struck out 18. Matthew Whittle closed out the State Championship and is also hitting over .700.

The rest of the team consists of Mickey Case, Joseph Martinelli, Brady Shimek, Johnathan Gomez, Andrew Raucci, Ethan Wells, Matthew Whittle, Gabe Rodrigo, Payton Jay, Erick Torres, Nicholas Hammerman, Breylynn Courtney, Gianni Carbone, Damarion Chung. Andrew Sarro, and Jayden Claudio.

Next, North Springs will compete in the Regional Tournament, which Safety Harbor Little League in Florida hosts on Friday, July 22. They will head to the World Series in South Carolina if they win Regionals.

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Matt Rothman

Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.

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