The District 18 Little League is seeing some local victory for the 11-year-old team out of Toms River East.
Toms River East American won the District 18 Championship Wednesday and heading into this evening is 2-0 in the sectionals.
Here's an update from Coach Denny Munson:
"The Toms River East American 11-year-old team won the District 18 Championship Wednesday night. They are now 2-0 in the sectional tournament and resume play tonight in Spring Lake. This is a team who lost its star pitcher due to the league border controversy...and also had two players go on vacation...yet persevere. Truly amazing kids."
"The Toms River East American 11-year-old baseball team continues to roll in the Section 3 tournament defeating Manalapan Thursday night 9-4 and South Wall Fridaynight by a score of 9-5. Playing their seventh game in a row, the boys have shown the guts and determination of champions winning the District 18 title and two sectional games in that span. East won back to back games against cross town rival TRLL National with a decisive victory in the winner-takes-all finale to take home the District 18 banner.
"The team will continue its quest for a state chapionship berth tonight as they take on Robbinsville at 6pm at the Spring Lake/Sea Girt Little League complex."