Coventry headed to Little League World Series with win over Pittsfield

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BRISTOL, Conn. (WPRI) — With the game tied 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning, Jake Mather put Coventry up for good with a home run to left field giving them a 3-2 lead.

They now head to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

They had previously lost to Pittsfield, Massachuetts earlier in the New England Regional Tournament by a score of 9-1, but were able to get the win today.

Coventry got on the board first, scoring two in the top of the third inning, but Pittsfield came right back to answer with two of their own in the bottom half of the third.

Mather’s home run sealed the victory.

Logan Lama finished the game with five strikeouts for Coventry while Evan Blake had eight for Pittsfield. 

There were a couple of close plays in the bottom of the sixth inning that could have went either way, but both were in favor of Coventry.

Eyewitness News Sports reporter Morey Hershgordon is in Bristol covering the team and will have updates on Eyewitness News and on wpri.com.

Coventry made it to the final with a dramatic come from behind win over the team from New Hampshire.

They were down 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth before starting a come back that ended with Tommy Turner driving in the final two runs, giving his team the win, 6-5.

Coventry cruised through their first two games, beating both Connecticut and Vermont 10-0. 

They then faced the team they are playing today, Pittsfield American, and lost 9-1.

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