Tri-City girls fall to Massachusetts

Alexis Hayward was one of the Tri-City Little League 11-12 girls who made it onto television, in ESPN+’s coverage on Saturday.

Alexis Hayward was one of the Tri-City Little League 11-12 girls who made it onto television, in ESPN+’s coverage on Saturday.

BRISTOL, Conn. – It was a great season for the Tri-City Little League 11-12 girls’ softball team.

After the North Dorchester ladies earned the Maryland State Championship, they traveled to Connecticut, where they played for the national title. The girls fell a bit short, losing to Massachusetts in Regional play on Saturday, 4-0.

Though they lost the game, over the course of the season they won the respect and admiration of their community. A statement from the league said, “We are so proud of the way you represented Tri-City and Maryland. Congratulations on a great season and we can’t wait to see you play again next year.”

Their skillful play was followed closely by many in Dorchester – and around the country, with games being covered by ESPN+ – including Cambridge-South Dorchester High School softball Head Coach Kareem Otey.

“We are proud of you, Tri-City 11-12 girls. You fought hard and in the end are still Maryland State Champs,” Ms. Otey said in a post on social media. “I can’t wait to see how good you all will be in the future.”

Alison Hughes wrote, “The whole community was behind you!”

Tri-City boys 11-12 were in the running for a Regional title. They lost a tough one to Chesapeake City on Saturday, 3-1. Their next game, against St Mary’s, was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, after the deadline for this issue.
The league was founded in 1952, with the mission “to promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball.”

For information on the league, call 443-747-1482, or visit www.tricityll.com.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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