2006-09-08 / Sports

Sorrentino Nationals Fall Short in Little League Championship

Players and coaches for the Braves and the Nationals pose on the steps of the Sorrentino Recreational Center.
Players and coaches for the Braves and the Nationals pose on the steps of the Sorrentino Recreational Center. The Sorrentino Recreational Center displayed a fine showing as the Bantam Division (9-12 years old) reached the championship but fell short in the citywide Health Plus/PAL/ Parks and Recreation Queens Little League title game last Friday.

Previously, a postponement due to inclement weather held off the two Sorrentino teams representing the borough of Queens, the Bantam (9-12 years old) and Junior Division (13-15) from taking part in the citywide playoffs.

The Nationals, coached by Tee Bradford, defeated the Bronx on August 30 in the semifinals of the Health Plus Little League playoffs. Though they played well in the championship game on August 31, Brooklyn's pitching was too strong and held off the locals from claiming the title.

In defeat, the Nationals MVP Milton Jones played an outstaying defensive infield and kept his team in the game. Nicolas Creary and Stefon Lide also made outstanding plays on defense.

The Nationals team members were: Lester Enriquez, Jamar Bradford, Aaron Roberts, Nicolas Creary, Khalil Mitchell, Damion Brooks, Stefon Lide, Harold Rhames, Deandre Brown, Bradley Stewart, Derrick Lomax, Adante Oliver, Raquel Reina and Keison Trottman. The game, held at St. John's Park in Brooklyn, had a large gathering as friends, family and Sorrentino Center Manager Bernard Robinson and Queens Director Stan Brown were present to support the team.

The Braves, coached by Issac Parsee, have not played a game as the Junior Division championship has not taken place because of the rainy weather last Saturday. Their game against Brooklyn in the semifinals will be determined at a later date. The winner will face off against the Manhattan/Bronx victor for the citywide title.

Sorrentino Flag Football Signup

Signups for the fall season of the PAL/NFL/Parks and Recreation Flag Football season will continue at the Sorrentino Recreational Center. Registration will be on an first come- first served basis for the 8-11 co-ed division and the 12-14 co-ed division,

There will be a meeting involving coaches and officials on Saturday at the Sorrentino Recreational Center starting at 10 a.m. The season will start on September 30 at O' Donohue Park.

For further information on registration for flag football, visit the Sorrentino Center at 1848 Cornaga Avenue or call them at 718-471-4818.

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