Par-Troy Back With a Bang at Little League World Series

Emil Matti connects on two home runs and DJ Pico hits one of his own in win over Oregon.

Parsippany's bounced back in the Little League World Series with a convincing 10-4 win Saturday night over the Northwest Region champs from Gresham, Ore.

Emil Matti was the star of the game, starting off with a home run over the left-field wall, and later hitting another homer and a double. 

DJ Pico also connected on a home run.

Oregon didn't fold after PTLLE racked up a 5-0 lead, whittling that advantage down to one run. But Parsippany bats took command, and ultimately scored five more times, taking the score to 10-4.

This is a turnaround from Friday, when .

After bouncing back on Saturday, Parsippany advances to play again on Monday at 4 p.m. Par-Troy will face the loser of Sunday's game between the West and Southeast.

Pitcher Kyle Phillips—who had a strong relief performance Saturday—exceeded the 35-pitch limit and will not be available to pitch in the next game.

In other World Series news, Fairfield American (home of Fairfield Patch) came back from an opening-game loss with a commanding 12-0 win Saturday over the Midwest Region team.

patchitup1 August 20, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Very exciting game! Congrats team. You have brought great pride to Parsippany !
Louise August 26, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Congrats to PTE first off. I just had to comment though about the throwing around the horn remark. I have been watching baseball all of my life, my brothers in little league and even at the college level. Nnow I am watxhing my sons. I have never once heard throwing around the horn after a strikeout is unsportsmanlike. I asked my husband and he never heard that either. Where did that come from? If anything it gives the batter(s) time to get in position, in the dugout and batter's box. It also keeps your infield awake.
Todd M. Finchler August 26, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Throwing around the horn is not unsportsmanlike. It is commonplace. It is actually uncommon in baseball just to throw the ball back to the pitcher *unless there are runners on base). However, this team doesn't do it out of respect for opposing teams. Take a look at what "throwing around the horn" is. It is almost a celebration of a strikeout. How does the opposing batter feel when he or she sees it? So, this team has decided not to do it. They throw the ball back to the pitcher as if it were any other out. Touchdown celebrations in the NFL are commonplace - and not viewed as unsportsmanlike (unless they are taunting). However, running backs like Barry Sanders just handed the ball to the refs after scoring. Been there, done that. That was my point above. So, my comment was not to suggest that everyone else is doing something unsportsmanlike. They are not. I am just trying to point out that this team has a stoicism and respect that is not common. They celebrate as a team after a homer or a win, but otherwise just go about their business. For a group of 12 year-olds, that is something to admire.
Scott Dean August 26, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Todd I agree, Your earlier comment didnt suggest unsportsmanlike behavior for the act of throwing around the horn.It is just nice to see the consistency of the Par Troy East Boys in all of their actions !! Enjoy the Day It is well deserved !!
Louise August 26, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Ok, thanks for the clarification. I still don't view around the horn as a celebration though.


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