Little League World Series Starts Tonight


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Folks, it’s time for the big games. Tonight at Everett Field at 7:30 p.m., the Lapels Dry Cleaners Giants will go up against the UPRR LLC Yankees in the first round of the Verona Baseball Softball League World Series. The Yankees go into the match-up as the leaders in VBSL’s Major League with a 9-2-1 record. The Giants are 8 and 4.

The Major League baseball playoffs have been broken into two groups, with the top six finishers in the World Series bracket and the bottom four in the Round Robin bracket. The first Round Robin game is this afternoon at 5:30 p.m., also at Everett. It will pit the Cubs against the Elite Contracting Orioles. The Cubs are 2 and 10, and the Orioles 5 and 7. Game two of the Round Robin bracket will be Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. and feature the Phillies (3-7) going up against the Towne Scoop Red Sox(5-7).

The 7:30 game is the first game of a best of three playoff between the Yankees and the Giants. Game two will be on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Game three, if necessary, will be Friday night at 7:30 p.m., following the finals of the Round Robin bracket. All games are at Everett Field.

The National Weather Service is calling for rain this afternoon, which could upset some of these plans. So stay tuned.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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