'Pequa Positivity:' Massapequa optimistic ahead of Sunday’s Little League World Series game

Massapequa Coast lost to Honolulu in their first Little League World Series game on Friday night, but their fans rallying behind them ahead of Sunday’s contest.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2022, 4:19 PM

Updated 663 days ago

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Massapequa Coast lost to Honolulu in their first Little League World Series game on Friday night, but their fans rallying behind them ahead of Sunday’s contest.
Massapequa fans told News 12 it was hard to watch their team lose as Hawaii beat them 12-0. One more loss would mean their exit from the Little League World Series.
However, they say their spirit is not down and they are confident they'll be celebrating a major win on Sunday as they spread what they call "'Pequa Positivity."
"All they have to do is play ball, y'know? I saw a lot of those kids last night," enthused resident Kevin Hopkins, who also pointed out that the players have the talent to win it. "Let the ball hit the bat, and then it all comes together."
While winning would be wonderful, Coast fans said getting this far might be the most special part of all for the community.
"Everything's up. The community is up, and everywhere you go you talk about our children," said George Goldstein.
Long Islanders have gone out of their way to creatively show their support. Tony Cusicanqui created a sand sculpture at Tobay Beach in honor of the team.
"It's exciting in this town. The community, the loyalty, the togetherness, you can feel the power," said Daniella Buscaglia, of Carmela's of Massapequa. Buscaglia created the "Good Luck" pizza pie at the restaurant as tribure to the players.
"Hopefully it'll push them over the top. We'll see what happens. It's great that they made it in. I think it's wonderful," added resident Steve Karger.
Residents and Long Islanders who want to cheer on the home team are invited to John Burns park, the field where they play and where Sunday's 2 p.m. game will be screened.
They're also encourage to arrive early as the crowds continued to grow with each advancement the team makes.


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