Championship Chase

Barrington Little League advances to regional final with win over Connecticut

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BRISTOL, Conn. (WPRI) — Barrington Little League is one win away from Williamsport after defeating Connecticut 4-0 in the regional tournament on Friday.

Pitcher Alex Anderson threw a gem for Barrington, pitching a complete game shutout.

It was a game filled with missed opportunities by both teams, with Barrington failing to score with the bases loaded in the first, second and third innings.

The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fifth when Barrington finally broke through with a pair of two-run singles from Lucas Tanous and Owen Pfeffer, giving them a 4-0 lead.

The regional final is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. It will be a rematch of Thursday’s game in which Barrington fell to New Hampshire 2-1.

The winner of Saturday’s game will advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

It’s the first time Barrington has represented Rhode Island as state champions since 1975. The team is trying to become the fifth Rhode Island team in the last six years to advance to Williamsport for the Little League World Series, joining Cumberland (2014), Cranston West (2015), Warwick North (2016) and Coventry (2018).

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