Massapequa Coast returns home to Long Island following Little League World Series loss

The team was knocked out of the tournament on Monday after a loss to Pennsylvania.

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2022, 5:05 PM

Updated 598 days ago

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The boys from Massapequa Coast returned home Tuesday after being eliminated from the Little League World Series.
The team was knocked out of the tournament on Monday after a loss to Pennsylvania.  The players arrived home to horns honking and fans cheering for the boys of summer.
"It was great, everybody cheering for us and happy for us," said infielder Anthony Badagliacca. "That made it so fun."
The team was away for about three and half weeks. It was the first time since 1978 that a Long Island team made it to the Little League World Series.
When asked what he was going to take out of this run, catcher Ryan Huksloot said, "What I'm going to take out of it is if you always believe in yourself, you can do anything you want."
The boys say they are ready to hit the beach and spend time with friends and family for the rest of the summer.
Oyster Bay Town officials say they are working on a parade to honor the 12-year-old Metro Region champs.


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