Fairfield is a comin’ home!

From Ian Ransley Design & Illustration on Flickr Creative Commons

And just like that, it’s all over. Our Connecticut Little Leaguers have been sent home from Williamsport after two tough losses in a row in the double elimination tournament. On Monday, the squad from Fairfield CT was overwhelmed by the team from Pearland, Texas in a 14- 1 loss. The game was called after the fourth inning—seems the “mercy” rule has made it all the way to the Little League World Series. It’s tough to make a comeback when the team from Texas scores seven runs in the second innings. A check on their birth certificates might be in order. (Everything is bigger in Texas…including the ages of their players, perhaps?) Tuesday saw Fairfield play their final game of the tournament when they fell to the team they had previously beaten from Auburn, Washington. It was a close game until late when an Auburn player hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach. After the Fairfield rally came up short, they lost 9-5 (kinda like Dolly Parton). Personally, I would have loved to see our boys beat Texas but that didn’t exactly pan out. But congrats to Fairfield team for being New England champs and getting this far. It’s got to be quite the thrill to play in front of 11,000 people for a Little League game. At the very least, they get to go back home to Fairfield and who can complain about that? Stay in school, kids.