The following article was submitted by the Fort Lee Little League
The Fort Lee American Little League 11u/12u fall baseball team captured the 2013 N.E.B.A.S Fall Championship.
The 11u/12u division consisted of 13 teams of which the top 4 teams met in the playoffs. Fort Lee American had fifteen players that play in our spring league and were led by Head Coach Pete Mancini and Assistant Head Coach Will Mattei.
Filling out the coaching spots were, Marty Picinic, Dion Waldow, Kevin Ware and Masashi Katayama. After losing their first game the boys went on to win all of their remaining games including their two playoff games to finish with a 9-1 record.
All 15 players on the team contributed in a way that the championship could not have been won without the spectacular play of each and every one of them.
The boys dedicated five nights a week, every week for three months to achieve their goal. It started in the heat of August and ended in the chill of November. Like a true championship team, they found a way to win in every climate imaginable.
There were many memorable moments during the season, whether it was a big play in the field or a clutch hit, these moments will not be forgotten anytime soon. After the championship game there was a victory party given by the parents of the players. We would also like to thank the best fans in Bergen County.