The Midgets, the Alpine/West Menlo Little League team, beat the Menlo Park Timber Rattlers (the Menlo-Atherton Little League team), 9-7, on Friday afternoon, June 17, for the city championship in the AAA Minors Division at Burgess Park in Menlo Park.
The AAA Minors Division is for 9- to-11-year-olds. The Midgets are sponsored by the venture capital firm, Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
A readers was disappointed that the story on Peak Performance winning the Majors Division title, didn't have more on the Midgets victory, so he passed along this email message from Midgets coach Kevin Hunsaker:
"In typical Midget fashion, the Midgets came from behind in the 4th inning to take a 9-7 lead and Big Hunter Thompson came in and, despite being a little woozy from a fever, shut the door, pitching two dominating innings to close the Rattlers out.
"We had key hits from Kevin, Hunter, Wilson, Matt, Kellen and JT, and some great defense from Rachel who made a sweet double play like flip to Wilson at 2nd to shut down a possible rally late in the game.
"Plus, we got some awesome help from Connor and Robbie – both of them had multiple hits, played great defense, and Robbie even threw 2 strong innings with a big 'ol blister on his thumb.
"All in all, I'd say we represented Alpine Little League in fine fashion. Great game. And, a great way to end an absolutely awesome and fun season."