WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. (WPRI) — Two of the remaining six teams from the United States will look to keep their Little League World Series dreams alive Tuesday night.
Barrington, R.I. (representing New England) will take on Elizabeth, N.J. (Mid-Atlantic) in an elimination game at 7:30 p.m.
The winner will advance to play River Ridge, LA (Southeast) at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The game will likely draw a large and lively crowd. In New Jersey’s first game of the tournament, the team brought in 11 buses carrying around 800 supporters.
Barrington head coach Chris Promrades expects a similar turnout on Tuesday and believes his boys will rise to the challenge of playing in a raucous atmosphere.
“They bring in busloads of people. That had something to do with it moving to 7:30, knowing those coaches and players and the support they will get,” he said. “We have a great crowd from Barrington and a lot of support from the state and the region. We can’t wait. We love it. We just want to play some baseball.”
RI by the numbers:
- 14-3 record this summer
- 10-0 in elimination games
- 9-0 when scoring six runs or more
- Average a little more than five runs per game and give up less than three runs per game
NJ by the numbers:
- 16-2 record this summer
- 1-2 when they allow six runs or more (a key for Barrington to get their offense going)
- Average more than eight runs per game and give up just over two runs per game