Ozone-Howard Squad Captures District Title
This was the first district pennant the kids have captured in the league, in which they begin competing for titles at 10 years of age. They had to beat other teams in Queens for the flag, in particular Rockaway Little League and RGMVM.
The kids outscored their opponents in the first round 50-8, mostly on great defense and pitching, lead by their aces Brandon Ricca and John Dezago.
After the Little League State Championships have ended, the kids will play travel baseball most of the summer in highly competitive tournaments until the end of October. The kids will also be preparing for their big adventure in 2016 when they make the highly anticipated trip to Cooperstown, and hopefully Williamsport to compete in the Little League World Series.
“You have to aim high and reach for what you think cannot be achieved,” coach Nick Loprinzi said. “If you don’t you will never be successful. Win or lose doesn’t matter, if you focus and play the best to your abilityhellip; and sometimes a little above it.”
To help Ozone Howard’s Wolfpack 10 year old team on their trip to Cooperstown, please check out their website at www.ohwolfpack.com.