Bouncing Back


The Citrus Park boys are into the American Semifinals after ultimately blowing past Shelton Connecticut 8-2 in 7 innings. After a resounding offensive showing against Rapid City, South Dakota, the Citrus Park All-stars have struggled to flex the same offensive muscle, as Hawaii took care of them with a convincing 10-2. They struggled getting runs again against Connecticut, in what proved to be an elimination game. Going into the top half of the 6th inning, CPLL actually trailed 2-1 and were down to their last two outs. But thanks to a solo home run by Kevin Merrell, the boys were given the opportunity to go to extra innings. They wasted no time in capitalizing on their new life, as they scored six runs in the top of the seventh, delivering an authoritative challenge to Connecticut, as to say, “Beat us now!” What a display of heart by these youngsters! Their opponent on Thursday is TBD, as the Pool A bracket is wide open! I’ll update tonight with who they play! Tune in at 8pm on Thursday to see if our boys can move on to the US final!