GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Berkeley Heights 11U B baseball team captured the championship title of the New Providence Green League by defeating Green Brook, 14-10, Monday evening under the lights in Green Brook.
Berkeley Heights held the lead throughout the game, getting past Green Brook's fifth inning rally attempt, tying the game. Berkeley Heights' offense connected in the sixth with a two-run home run by Jack Pires to seal the victory.
The championship game ended favorably for this Berkeley Heights' team, but it didn't begin that way. The Berkeley Heights 11U B team faced the early challenge of fielding a team. After recruiting "just enough players," the weather was their next obstacle. Without sufficient practice time, the team started the season with four straight losses.
The Berkeley Heights 11 U B team fulfilled the Cinderella prophesy as the team connected mid-season leading to the playoffs and ultimately winning the championship game.