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Baseball: Riverhead all-stars win District 36 championship

07/12/2016 6:00 AM |

KJ Duff on the coaches shoulders - in Riverhead's dramatic come from behind victory to win the game 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th.

Talk about a dramatic finish.

Trailing by two runs for most of the game Monday night, the Riverhead Little League all-star team overcame East Hampton in the District 36 championship game thanks to some late-inning heroics. KJ Duff hit a three-run home run over the center field fence at Stotzky Park in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the 9- and 10-year-old all-star team to the title. Riverhead won the game 3-2.

The all-star team is now 6-0 in the World Series. Riverhead went 4-0 in pool play, then defeated Longwood on Saturday to advance into Monday’s championship game.

Photo Caption: KJ Duff on the coaches shoulders after Riverhead’s dramatic come-from-behind victory to win the game 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth. (Credit: Bill Landon)

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Noah Dufour went the distance behind the plate - in Riverhead's dramatic come from behind victory to win the game 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th.

Noah Dufour went the distance behind the plate. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Mike Mowdy tracks down the infield hit- in Riverhead's dramatic come from behind victory to win the game 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th.

Mike Mowdy tracks down the infield hit. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Forest Kaplan drills the ball - in Riverhead's dramatic come from behind victory to win the game 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th.

Forest Kaplan at the plate. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Ronan Levesque throws heat - in Riverhead's dramatic come from behind victory to win the game 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th.

Ronan Levesque pitches for Riverhead. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Connor Saville from the mound - in Riverhead's dramatic come from behind victory to win the game 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th.

Connor Saville pitches for Riverhead. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Down 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Riverhead's KJ Duff drills one over the center field fence. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Down 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Riverhead’s KJ Duff drills one over the center field fence. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Head coach Mike Mowdy erupts after the three-run home run. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Head coach Mike Mowdy erupts after the three-run home run. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Mike Mowdy follows KJ Duff to home plate - in Riverhead's dramatic come from behind victory to win the game 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th.

Coach Mike Mowdy follows KJ Duff to home plate after the sixth-inning home run. (Credit: Bill Landon)

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