UPDATE: August 1st - It was a fantastic run for the boys from Toms River. Despite a pair of 2-run home runs by Ahmir Cournier & Matt Hartshorn and a complete pitching game by Hartshorn, the Cinderella story is over after a 6-4 loss in a tight fought game last night to Robbinsville in the Section 3 Finals. Consider this: TR was in the top eight teams in the State! Like the Brooklyn Dodger fans used to say... "Wait 'til next year!"
UPDATE: July 31st- Well facing elimination again last night this special team from TR has done it again! With their backs against the wall the bats came alive as Dougie Pombo blasted two home runs, Ahmir Cournier popped one and Matt Hartshorn hit for the cycle. The defense was alert and was supported by pitchers Colin Mackle and Pombo as they defeated Woodbridge 9-6. The boys have advanced to the Section 3 Championship Round tonight at 7pm in a rematch with Robbinsville!
UPDATE: July 30 - Robbinsville held TR scoreless 14-0 last night in the winners’ bracket final of the New Jersey Section 3 Little League baseball tournament hosted by the Spring Lake-Sea Girt and Spring Lake Heights Little Leagues.
Toms River East of District 18 and Woodbridge of District 10 meet tonight in the last game of the elimination bracket. TR has faced elimination many times in this tourny so this is nothing new as the boys will be ready to play. The winner will play in the championship round against Robbinsville Tuesday at 7pm Spring Lake Heights LL. The if-necessary game is Wednesday at 7pm.
UPDATE: With much needed rain for the area the boys finally got a day off after playing for a week straight as the Saturday night showdown with Robbinsville will be played today Sunday July 29th 2012
July 27th 2012 TOMS RIVER NJ - Well it's summer baseball fever! The eleven (11) year old All-Star team from the Toms River East Little League is rolling right along. Wednesday night they defeated their cross-town rival the Toms River Nationals from the Maple Tree Complex in the District 18 Championship aided by two home runs from Matt Harthorn. Last night in the Sectional 3 opener the team beat Manalapan by a score of 9-4. This team is sometimes relentless on their opponents as they showed tonight in the 4th inning against South Wall scoring all nine runs which included a run of eight consecutive singles in the rally for another 9-4 victory. Tonight the boys from TR play Robbinsville in Spring Lake as it will be their 8th straight day playing America's Pastime after facing elimination so many times! Let's keep rooting for these boys as they are putting their best effort on the field representing the town! Get out see some fantastic baseball and cheer these hometown kids on! Well coached and boy can they hit....GOOD LUCK! If you have any game photos you can post them (click) here