Local Little Leaguers Playing at Little League World Series Ballfield
Carl E. Stotz Field in Memorial Park is the original home of the Little League World Series, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and some local players will begin to play there today.
Local little leaguers from Schenectady, Scotia, Rotterdam, Duanesburg, Cobleskill, Middleburgh, Schoharie, Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville will be teaming up to make up the District 12 team to play in Williamsport this week, starting today.
According to The Daily Gazette, "The District 12 team consists of Troy Cammer, Patrick Civitello, Colin Cotter, Alex Deitz, Frankie DeMaio, Micheal DeMarco, Andre Deumaga, Preston DiGiovanni, A.J. Fasolino, Stephen Gray, Ty LaBarge, Paul Marotta, Brayden Monk, Aiden Parslow, Andrew Schraa, Hunter Strauser, Zach Tallon and Logan Yaggle, and is coached by Vince DiGiovanni, Steve Gray, Paul Marotta, Chris Parslow and Steve Monk."
36 local all-star players from this district were chosen to play in a three-game tournament and from that, 18 were finally chosen for the trip to Williamsport. They have three games scheduled against Pennsylvania all-star teams, one of which will be against all-stars from the Williamsport league founded by Stotz, the namesake of the field. The District 12 administrators have been working over the past few years to get this going and now they can give these kids a chance to learn about the history of the game, represent their district, as well as play on this monumental field.