Incredible run for Massapequa Coast is over with 7-1 loss

The dream season has unfortunately come an end for the Massapequa Coast as the Little League team suffered its second and final loss of the tournament, 7-1, against Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.

News 12 Staff

Aug 22, 2022, 9:40 AM

Updated 637 days ago

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The dream season has unfortunately come an end for the Massapequa Coast as the Little League team suffered its second and final loss of the tournament, 7-1, against Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
Massapequa led early in the game after Ryan Huksloot capitalized on a ball thrown away – but the Pennsylvania offense proved to be too much. The game was wrapped up in six innings following a lengthy rain delay.
The Metro champs were the first in more than 40 years to represent Long Island in the Little League World Series.
"These boys are champions,” said league president Craig Garland. “…They are an inspiration to every boy out there that ever wants to play in the Little League World Series."
Parents, coaches and fellow players that had gathered at Bar Grazie in Massapequa for a watch party called the team members “winners” and “role models.”
"The commitment that these kids put in when they could be at the beach or the pool hanging out with their friends – but they put in a 100% commitment and it shows," said Kathleen Durnin.
When the Massapequa Coast team arrives back home, they are sure to receive a hero’s welcome. They plan on spending the night in Williamsport before arriving back in Massapequa at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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