After many years of going to see and cheer on the “other guys” (Livingston American Little League) in post season play, I had the opportunity to go to Red Bank last night and watch the Livingston National 11 year old team compete for the NJ state title. I know Brian Drapeaux, the Manager, pretty well (Brain is my auto mechanic – visit ledgewoodtransmissionnj.com) and have umpired games involving all of the kids many times this year. A bunch of really nice kids who seem to have a legit shot of taking the title.
Last night they played the opener against Ridgewood, and it was a great game. Livingston won 5-4 in 7 innings, which puts them in the winners bracket tonight. I don’t think I’ll get there today, but am looking forward to a final on Thursday!