Winning Little League baseball titles the past couple of decades has become a tradition around here. It doesn't matter what side of town you live in as both organizations have been well represented. Well now the crew from the Maple Tree Complex are State Champions and are headed to Bristol Connecticut for the ride of their lives as they compete to represent the Mid-Atlantic Region in the Little League World Series.
Before leaving the Jersey Shore, this young group from Toms River got together for some "Jersey" pizza at Johnny G's Italian Restaurant on Hooper Avenue in the Silverton section of town. The owners were happy and proud to have this talented group select their establishment but the reason was somewhat odd. It turns out one of the regular customers was at the State Championship game and started thinking about Johnny G's thin crust pizza when TR player Jonathan Giordano was batting. When Giordano is up at bat, his fans chant "Johnny G....Johnny G....Johnny G. So when one of the player's mom asked if the team could come in for a little pizza...the owner said "Bring 'em in, it's on us!" ...so now when he is up at bat be on the lookout for fans holding up the Johnny G's pizza boxes that don the "Johnny G" logo.