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2017 State 12 Year Olds All-Star Games

Date Location Teams Score Notes Summary
Sat 23 Jul 1:00 PMSat 7/23 1:00 Brattleboro Colchester at Essex Junction 4-6 Game 1 game info
In the opening game of the Vermont State Championship held at the Brattleboro Little League Field, Essex Junction prevailed over Colchester 6-4. Colchester had an early 4-0 lead powered by home runs from 1B Ben Knapp and C Garrett Cardin. Essex Junction began to chip away at the lead in the third inning with runs scored by C Eli Bostwick, SS Andrew Goodrich and LF Jon Smith. In the fourth, Goodrich led the way for the victors with a three-run homer to give Essex Junction the lead for good. Essex Junction starting RHP Gabe White got the win and Goodrich got a save while pitching a scoreless sixth inning.
Sat 23 Jul 4:00 PMSat 7/23 4:00 Brattleboro Conn Valley North at Brattleboro 4-22 Game 2 game info
In the second game of the 2016 Vermont Little League State Tournament, host team Brattleboro stormed out to an early lead and never relinquished it. 2B Jack Pattison had a 5 RBI game including a 2-run home run. CF Caden Wood continued his torrid postseason with one of the longest home runs of the 2016 season hit at the Brattleboro Little League field. 1B Huxley Holcombe had two hits and 4 RBI. P Zinabu McNeice threw four innings for the victors while allowing only two hits. At the plate, he had two hits and two RBI. C Aaron Petrie also contributed two hits and an RBI. Connecticut River Valley North got a home run from 3B John Dennis and a single from SS Brendan Walker.
Sun 24 Jul 1:00 PMSun 7/24 1:00 Brattleboro Conn Valley North at Colchester 4-12 Game 3 game info
LHP Garrett Cardin went 4-4 at the plate with two long home runs to lead Colchester over Connecticut River Valley North in the loser's bracket elimination game at the Brattleboro Little League Field. Cardin also threw a complete game and allowed just six hits. The Colchester offense also benefited from home runs from RF Leon Roberts and CF Jake Finelli. Both home runs were firsts in their Little League careers. 1B Ben Knapp also continued to hit at the state tournament with a double and a single. Connecticut River Valley North was led by a 2-3 afternoon from CF Bryce Ilsley. SS Brendan Walker also had two hits. While Connecticut River Valley North heads home, Colchester will battle Essex Junction for the right to play in the state title game against Brattleboro.
Sun 24 Jul 4:00 PMSun 7/24 4:00 Brattleboro Essex Junction at Brattleboro 18-20 Game 4 game info
Down 11-2 going into the bottom of the third inning, Brattleboro stormed back to defeat Essex Junction in the winner's bracket game at the Brattleboro Little League field. Essex Junction took advantage of early errors and walks while getting big hits from C Eli Bostwick and LF Jacob Reyome in the first two innings to jump out to the big lead. However, in the bottom of the third, Brattleboro batted around against RHP Andrew Goodrich to tie the game and take the lead. Hits from SS Alex Bingham, CF Zinabu McNeice, LHP Huxley Holcombe, C/RF/RHP Aaron Petrie and 3B Alex Carpenter fuelled the rally. Essex Junction would come back with a a three-run home run from Goodrich, but Brattleboro was relentless. Slugger LF/RF Caden Wood (5 walks) was pitched around in the game but he scored four runs due to the bats behind him in the order. McNeice had a 3-4 afternoon including a three-run home run after a walk to Wood. Petrie, Holcombe and McNeice all had three hits on the night. Petrie also made a diving play from the catcher position to nab a runner at the plate for the defensive play of the game. 2B Jack Pattison had only one hit on the day but he saved the best for last with a massive two-run home run over the scoreboard to give Brattleboro the lead for good.
Fri 29 Jul 6:00 PMFri 7/29 6:00 Brattleboro Colchester at Essex Junction 7-4 Game 5 game info
LHP Garret Cardin continued his powerful hitting with another two home run game in the state tournament to stave off elimination for Colchester. He also pitched into the fifth inning and allowed four runs. CF Leon Roberts also contributed offensively with his second home run of the state tournament as part of a 2-3 effort. SS Jonah Dattilio, LF Jake Perrotte, and 2B/RHP Ben Hershey also had hits for Colchester. Essex Junction C Eli Bostwick hit a single and triple as part of rallies in different innings after Essex Junction was down 2-0 early in the game. 2B Scott Gintof had a late double off the bench as well. 1B Matt Cincotta and PH Mary McClintock each got base hits in the 6th inning but were erased on a double play to end the game. Colchester advances to the state title game against Brattleboro on Saturday at 1PM.
Sat 30 Jul 1:00 PMSat 7/30 1:00 Brattleboro Brattleboro at Colchester 13-4 Game 6 game info
RHP/CF Zinabu McNeice went 3-4 at the plate with two long home runs to lead Brattleboro over Colchester in the Vermont State Final. He also pitched into the fourth inning, scattering two hits and striking out 10. 2B Jack Pattison, SS Alex Bingham, CF/LHP Caden Wood and 3B Alex Carpenter also went deep to power the offense. Bingham and Pattison each had three hits while Wood had four in the contest. C/RF Aaron Petrie and 1B Huxley Holcombe added two more hits each. McNeice and Wood combined to hold the heart of the Colchester batting order to 1 hit in 10 at bats. Colchester SS Jonah Dattilio had two hits from the leadoff spot and CF Leon Roberts hit a wall-ball double in the fourth inning. Brattleboro was crowned the 2016 State Champion, their 17th State Championship in all. They advance to the regional tournament in Bristol, Connecticut for the first time since 2009 and will take on the Maine State Champion, Scarborough Little League in the opening game of the New England Tournament. Vermont and Maine square off at 1PM on Sunday, August 7.

For played games, winning team is in red


2016 District 2 12 Year Olds All-Star Games

Brattleboro wins 4-2!

Date Location Teams Score Notes Summary
Sun 10 Jul 7:30 PMSun 7/10 7:30 Bennington Field Brattleboro at Bennington 5-2 summary
In game one of the District Two championship, Brattleboro prevailed in extra innings at Hogan Field in Bennington on a misty Sunday night. RHP Zinabu McNeice of Brattleboro and RHP Brody Crawzic of Bennington matched zeros with McNeice throwing 5 scoreless innings and Crawzic throwing 7. The score remained 0-0 until the top of the 8th inning when Brattleboro SS Alex Bingham hit a blooper into RF that scored two runs. CF Caden Wood would come up later in the inning and hit a HR deep into the night over RF. Wood also hit a triple earlier in the game. RF Magnus VonKrusenstiern shined defensively as he made key catches and threw a runner out at 3B. Brattleboro's pitchers (McNeice and LHP Huxley Holcombe) combined to allow just three hits and struck out 13.
Tue 12 Jul 6:00 PMTue 7/12 6:00 BLL Field Bennington at Brattleboro 12-8 summary
The Bennington All-Stars came to Brattleboro and won 12-8 on the strength of their power hitting. 1B Kadyn Davis hit a three-run home run in the first inning to set the pace. 3B Billy Rogers added a late two-run home run to ice the game. C Austin Grogan had three hits including two big run-scoring doubles. CF Ben Ranzona and LF/P/3B Nick Hodgin each had two hits. LF/RF/1B Huxley Holcombe and CF Zinabu McNeice led Brattleboro's offensive attack. Holcombe went 2-3 with a double and a single. McNeice hit a two-run home run in the third inning and made a spectacular catch in right-center field. RF Sam Henry threw a runner out at the plate to end the third inning. SS Alex Bingham added a late double and made several solid plays in the field.
Thu 14 Jul 6:00 PMThu 7/14 6:00 Bennington Field Brattleboro at Bennington 9-2 summary
Game three of the Vermont District two finals was another close game until the final inning. LF Caden Wood (2 home runs including a grand slam) and LHP Huxley Holcombe (3-hit complete game on a neat 75 pitches) were the stars. Wood hit a two-run home run in the first inning but Bennington would chip away at the lead. C Brodie Krawczyk hit an RBI ground-rule double to score Bennington's first run. In the fourth, Bennington got an RBI single from SS Billy Rogers to tie the game. The game remained knotted up until the top of the sixth when 2B Jack Pattison hit a bases-clearing triple. Bennington pitchers would walk the next two batters which set the scene for Wood's grand slam. Brattleboro also benefited from stellar plays by SS Alex Bingham and CF Zinabu McNeice. The series continues with a Saturday matinee at the Brattleboro Little League field.
Sat 16 Jul 1:00 PMSat 7/16 1:00 BLL Field Bennington at Brattleboro 3-4 summary
Despite being outhit by Brattleboro, Bennington eked out a narrow victory in game 4 of the District two Little League championship. RHP Brody Krawzcyk was the star as he pitched into the sixth and hit a decisive three-run home run. RHP Zinabu McNeice started the game for Brattleboro and allowed three runs. SS/RHP Alex Bingham hit a two-run home run for the home team which put Brattleboro on top 3-1 before Krawzcyk's home run. C/RF/2B Aaron Petrie had two hits and turned a double play while playing second base. Leadoff hitter 2B/SS Jack Pattison hit a triple and scored a run. Bennington C Austin Grogan had two hits and an RBI for the visitors. The series is now tied at 2 games apiece and returns to Bennington's Hogan Field for game 5 on Sunday afternoon. Game 6 will be held in Brattleboro at the Little League Field. If necessary, there will be a coin flip to determine the field for game 7.
Sun 17 Jul 1:00 PMSun 7/17 1:00 Bennington Field Brattleboro at Bennington 14-4 summary
Game 5 of the Vermont District 2 Little League finals was all Brattleboro. LHP/LF Caden Wood went 3-3 and hit his second grand slam of the series and fourth home run overall. C/RF/2B Aaron Petrie had a three-hit afternoon as well. SS Alex Bingham went 2-4 and added his second home run of the series. Wood pitched effectively into the fourth inning and was followed by RHP Jack Pattison and RHP Elias Gradinger who both got keys outs to preserve the lead. 3B Alex Carpenter hit a late double off the bench and 3B Sam Henry had a strong debut at the hot corner. Bennington's depleted pitching staff could not hold down Brattleboro's offense but RHP Nick Hodgin gritted through 4 innings of work after starter RHP Tristan Levich departed early. Hodgin also had two hits. SS Brodie Krawczyk and C Austin Grogan each had base hits for Bennington. Game 6 will be held at 6PM on Monday, July 18 at the Brattleboro Little League field.
Mon 18 Jul 6:00 PMMon 7/18 6:00 BLL Field Bennington at Brattleboro 14-15 summary
Game 6 of the Vermont District Two championship featured a comeback for the ages as Brattleboro prevailed 15-14 at the Brattleboro Little League field. The game started rough for Brattleboro as they were down 12-3 heading into the bottom of the third inning. Prior to that, P Dylan Coyne, 1B Kadin Davis, SS Brody Krawczyk, LF Nick Hodgin, 3B/P Tristan Levick and 2B Jack Tibbetts all contributed hits for Bennington. However, Brattleboro's comeback began in earnest in the bottom of the third inning. P/SS Alex Bingham, LF/RF Caden Wood, CF Zinabu McNeice, 3B Elias Gradinger and C Turner Clews all scored runs to kickstart the rally. 3B Alex Carpenter had two hits, including a solo home run, and knocked in 4 runs on the game. McNeice had the defensive play of the game as he started a double play after catching a ball and then throwing out a runner at home plate. Brattleboro's magical sixth began with the team down 14-9. Gradiner started the inning with a single. Two outs later, Bingham (E-6), Wood (BB), McNeice (BB), 1B Huxley Holcombe (E-4), C/P Aaron Petrie (1B) would all score. Petrie came running in after a wild pitch with the final run and the celebration ensued at the ballpark. Brattleboro wins the series 4 games to 2 and has earned the right to host the State Championship which begins Saturday at 1PM.

For played games, winning team is in red


2017 12 Year Olds All-Star Roster

# Name Age Regular Season Team
Alex Bingham13A's
Alex Carpenter13Pirates
Turner Clews12Reds
Tristan Evans12Cardinals
Elias Gradinger13Cardinals
Sam Henry13Red Sox
Huxley Holcombe13Reds
Zinabu McNeice13A's
Jack Pattison13Red Sox
Aaron Petrie13Red Sox
Magnus von Krusenstiern13Giants
Caden Wood13Cardinals
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