On Saturday, July 30, 2017, baseball
and softball fans from the Community of Brookline once again descended upon
PNC Park for the annual Pittsburgh Citisports Mayor's Cup Championship Game.
Since 2012, the Brookline Little League Association has been represented by
at least one team each year in the prestigious title games.
This year, the 12-Under Boys Little
League baseball and the 18-Under Girls slow-pitch softball teams came to the
Pittsburgh Pirates home turf to represent the Brookline community. Each of
the two teams were the defending 2016 champions, and expectations were high
for both teams to repeat.
12-Under Boys 18-Under Girls
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12-Under Boys Little League
On Wednesday, July 30, 2017, the
Brookline Little League Association 12-Under baseball team returned to PNC
Park to defend it's 2016 Mayor's Cup title. Unfortunately, Brighton Heights
got the best of the Brookline boys on this day. It was, however, a thrill
to get to play a game on the turf in the home of the Major League Pittsburgh
Members of the Brookline Little
League 12-Under Boys Mayor's Cup Runnerup team include: Matthew Kennard,
KJ Grybowski, Aric White, Chris Cibrone, Zack Ingold, Peyton Jaras,
Liam Gutendorf, Jordan Willard, Kevin Jones, Logan Pfeuffer and Dede.
The coaches were Tom Ingold, Chris Cibrone, Joe Kellington and Matt
The Brookline Little League Association's
18-Under girls softball team, wearing their Karissa's Army jerseys in honor of
the late-Karissa Kunco, made it to PNC Park for the annual Pittsburgh Citisports
Mayor's Cup title game. The returning champions made it two-in-a-row by crushing
Hazelwood by the score of 16-2.
Members of the Brookline 18-Under
Girls Mayor's Cup Championship team are:
Front Rox: Tori McCrea, Tori Williams, Natalie Smith and Kaitlyn Falce.
Back Row: Alex Arnold, Ashlyn Darden, Joelynn Jones, Jamie Farerri,
Kaylee Russman, Brook Mcquillan, Julia Vrabel, Lindsey Maiorano and
Coaches: Robert "Bibbers" Smith, Mike Falce, Steve Maiorano, Tara
Garrubba and Tom Smith.
winners include the 1995 12-Under boys, the 2012 12-Under girls, the 2012 15-Under girls, the 2014 12-Under girls, the 2015 12-Under girls, the 2016 12-Under boys, the 2016 12-Under girls and the 2016 18-Under girls. Others to reach the title game were the 1994 12-Under boys, the 2013 12-Under girls, the 2013 15-Under girls, the 2015 12-Under girls and the 2016 15-Under girls.