Everyone with roots in Elizabeth, NJ found out this summer that the GREATEST SPORTING event is the Little League Baseball World Series! The Elmora Troopers (12U) baseball team won the 2019 Mid Atlantic Regional Championship and advanced to the World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania where they won two games and finished as the 4th best team in North America!
Elizabeth, NJ has been known nationally for many people, places and things, but the excitement of the Troopers united the entire State of New Jersey and gave the fans from Elizabeth the most memorable summer ever!
All throughout July and August this team of 10,11 and 12 year olds competed against the best teams from cities, counties, districts, state and other regions of the country and finished their magical run as one of the top 8 teams IN THE WORLD! ....not a typo....IN THE WORLD!
Honored to have two legends from #EYL #Elizabeth with us in spirit Trooper Rey Cruz and fallen #Trooper Thomas Hanratty 4971 #Heroes @NJSP @GovMurphy @CityofElizabeth @MayorBollwage @epdnj @NewarkNJPolice @News12NJ @njdotcom @countyofunionnj pic.twitter.com/HBxlAtNA2C— Elmora Youth (@ElmoraYouth) August 10, 2019
New Jersey's Elmora Youth LL will represent Mid-Atlantic in Williamsport! #LLWS pic.twitter.com/OmasK2oSsD— Little League (@LittleLeague) August 11, 2019
#EYL #Elizabeth #Troopers The Mid-Atlantic Champs are dressed to impress 💯🔥🕶 @ToniYates7 @MayorBollwage @SenBooker @SenatorMenendez @PhilMurphyNJ pic.twitter.com/OqD1Rqe7Db— Elmora Youth (@ElmoraYouth) August 13, 2019
#LetsGoTroopers Watch parties are electric ⚡️ #Hanratty field and #Suspenders cheer loud #LetsGoTroopers 👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/PxYNQxOdLk— Elmora Youth (@ElmoraYouth) August 21, 2019
Cheering on our very own Franklin student, Yamil, as he and his team, the Elmora Troopers moves on to the next round of the Little League World Series!! @Rahway_Schools #RahwayPride pic.twitter.com/3H1SaAlyRv— Franklin Elementary School (@FESRahway) August 17, 2019
New Jersey Eliminates Rhode Island, 2-0 We can watch this a thousand times! Go Troopers! We open at 11am today. we'll have the Little League World Series game on! https://t.co/i9n9M35rQk— CubaNu (@CubaNuNJ) August 21, 2019
Derek Escobar’s Back-Handed Grab And Throw We can watch this a thousand times! Go Troopers! We open at 11am today. we'll have the Little League World Series game on! https://t.co/UDdv1G9jIT— CubaNu (@CubaNuNJ) August 21, 2019
With Mike Collichio and Al Faella awaiting the start of @ElmoraYouth Troopers against Rhode Island in the Little League World Series pic.twitter.com/9sUGVANPtU— Chris Bollwage (@MayorBollwage) August 20, 2019
What a sight! 6 Fan Buses going to Williamsport to support the Elmora Youth Little League Team! Good luck boys! #littleleague #elmorayouth #mayorbollwage #eyl pic.twitter.com/YHVlQIh75y— Elizabeth Athletics (@ElizabethAthle1) August 16, 2019
RC is well represented at this year's Little League World Series with Sal Garcia ('99) coaching his son's team from Elmora (Elizabeth) and Kevin Fountain ('07) the events Director of Media.— RC Lions Den (@RCLionsDen) August 15, 2019
Elmora opens their quest for a World Championship on Friday (8/16) at 8pm on ESPN! pic.twitter.com/r3IJRECiRt
LOUISIANA WINS IT ALL 🏆— ESPN (@espn) August 25, 2019
In the state's first appearance in the #LLWS Championship Game, Louisiana beats Curaçao 8-0! pic.twitter.com/5pB4hC5EXu