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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