SAYREVILLE, NJ - Milltown's U12 baseball team claimed the District 10 championship on July 9 with back-to-back wins against Sayreville to win the title. The victory moves the team into the Section Three Tournament, which begins on Saturday. Milltown rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the double-elimination tournament to nail down the victory. The team already had one loss in the tournament and needed to defeat Sayreville twice to claim the borough's first district Little League title since 2006. Milltown defeated Sayreville 6-5 on Monday to force the Tuesday night championship showdown.
The players rallied to come back in the third inning on a single from Tristan Obriski. Cody Rullo hit a double to put the tying run on the bases. Carter Cumiskey smacked a double into centerfield that knotted the game at two. Cumiskey also scored the winning run when he crossed home on an error after moving to third on a wild pitch. He also struck out seven batters on the mound and allowed two hits on three runs.
Bubba Olesky got hurt in the first inning and needed to be taken to the hospital to have a leg injury checked out. It is unlikely Olesky will be able to play in the Section Three Tournament on Saturday according to published reports. His teammates tightened up the short bench and pulled together to bring home the championship for Olesky.
Toms River East Little League will host the Section Three Tournament. Milltown joins four other teams with play beginning on Saturday. The other teams will include the District 12 champs from Bordentown Little League, the District 11 winners from North Howell Little League, the District 18 winners from Holbrook Little League and the District 19 champs from Toms River East Little League.
The Section Three victors advance to the Joe Graziano Little League Tournament, which will be played in Sayreville on July 24 to July 29. Milltown will play North Howell at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The winner of that game will play Bordentown on July 15 at 5:30 p.m. The championship game is scheduled to take place on July 20.