Yankees Win 8U and 9U Parkland Minor League Championship
Yankees 8U win Parkland Little League Championship. {Courtesy}

By: Matt Rothman

After an incredible baseball season in Parkland Little League, a pair of teams in the minor division won the Championship.

8U Yankees

After going 12-1 in the regular season and only losing to the Mets, the Yankees defeated the Braves and the Pirates in the postseason. They then got a rematch against the Mets and beat them twice to win it all. 

Head Coach Dave Corvino said it took a lot of hard work and couldn’t have been done without the support of the families and players buying in. 

“The boys worked so hard over the three months we were together, continued to improve throughout the season, and really peaked during the playoffs,” said Corvino. “It truly was a team effort, as each and every player’s contribution was crucial to the success of the team. “

Cesar Fuentes, David Appel, and Frank Kwan-Acosta joined Corvino on his coaching at off. Their team consists of Fabian Kwan-Acosta, Aavi Patel, Christian Corvino, Garrett Roberts, Sebastian Fuentes, Yohan Mehta, Maxwell Appel, Cameron Ahwee, Landry Stuller, Uday Mann, and Eli Blass.

9U Yankees

The 9U Yankees little league team also won the Championship after going 11-2 in the regular season. They then went on to beat the Dodgers and then the Braces twice in the postseason. 

Michael Kastin, who was assisted by Jonathan Mish, says that they had a great group of kids, along with tremendous support from the parents. They asked the players to try their hardest, trust their coaches and have fun, and they were able to win a championship. 

“The successful season was truly a team effort, and it was awesome to see them pull for one another each and every game,” said Kastin. “When the coaches are having as much fun or more as the kids, then you know you are doing something right.”

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.

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