The Middletown junior Cobras American Legion team defended its 2016 District 9 title by winning the 2017 title Wednesday, July 19.
The Cobras scored two runs in the first inning against the Rockland Pirates with an RBI-triple from Nelson Arroyo and an RBI-single from Valley Central’s Seth Logan as the Cobras won 8-4.
Logan, the starter, made it into the sixth inning before he was relieved by Arroyo. Logan, Arroyo and Nikko Citriniti each had two hits as Dylan Torres dove to help make a double play happen at the end of the game.
“I would have been very disappointed if we didn’t win,” said Sam Citriniti. “My staff and I put a lot into this season. Last year we won with a lot Pine Bush players, and this year we won with a lot of Middletown players.”
The junior Cobras head to Utica this week for the state American Legion tournament.
By Bond Brungard