LITTLE SILVER, NJ - On Saturday, May 9th the 11 and 12-year-old recreation baseball players from Little Silver made the three-hour trip to Williamsport, Pennsylvania – Home of the Little League World Series. It was the trip of a lifetime for the fifty families who made the journey. They toured the Little League Museum and Hall of Fame in the morning and then took the field for two games on a beautiful, 85-degree, sunny afternoon. Rick Brandt, Little Silver’s Baseball Coordinator organized the trip and umpired the baseball games at the Little League World Series.
Little Silver, Rumson, Fair Haven, Red Bank, and Shrewsbury make up the local Two River Little League, which offers baseball and softball for 9-year-olds through 14-year-olds during April, May, and June. This is the second year of Two River Little League and the participating towns are seeing an increased interest since joining Little League International, a 75-year-old association dedicated to children playing baseball and softball.
Two River Little League forms all-star teams at every age level in late-June to participate in the annual all-star tournament. This tournament takes place over the entire summer, ultimately ending in Williamsport, Pennsylvania where the Little League World Series is played and televised on ESPN.