Yankees defeat Giants for second straight year in championship game


TORRINGTON – For the second straight summer, the Torrington city Little League Championship came down to the Yankees and the Giants. For the second straight summer, the Yankees topped the Giants.

The Yankees capped off the 2020 season with a 7-1 win over the Giants on Wednesday evening at the Torrington Sports Complex.

The Yankees jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Braden Reid and Asher Mattis crossed home plate. Reid scored on a field choice, and Mattis scored on a wild pitch.

Neither starting pitcher allowed a baserunner in the second, but in the third the offense started to pick up.

The Giants had two on and one out when a Yankee double play ended the threat. In the home half of the inning, the Yankees tallied hits from Caleb Kelly, Reid, Mattis and Mateo Correa, adding three runs, pushing their lead to 5-0.

The Yankees pushed two more runs across in the fifth with singles from Kelly and Correa and a triple off the outfield fence from Reid.

Trailing 7-0 the Giants made some noise in the top of the sixth.

Beaux Shimic led off the inning with a walk. Spencer Booth and Alexander Fox singled to cut into the Yankee lead by a run.

The Yankees then pulled starter Correa and Xavier Sanchez secured the team’s victory with a game-ending strike out.

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