By William Tauro
Little League crowned its 2010 Major League ChampionbTuesday night. A sizeable crowd came out to watch a battle between Cambridge Portuguese Credit Union (CPCU) and The Somerville Bulldogs. On the mound for the home team Bulldogs was Mike McPherson along with his battery mate and younger brother Matthew McPherson behind the plate. Zachary Colleran would be pitching for CPCU with Devon Alves behind the plate the game looked to be another high scoring game. CPCU had just come off a huge win which they had belted in 36 runs the night before to bring them one step closer to winning the Championship.
The Bulldogs had John Kalogeropoulos, Anthony Amari, and Jordan Daulphin in the out field ready for CPCU’s hitters. The Bulldogs got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning. Mike McPherson got on base with a double to left field. Matt McPherson brought home Mike on a base hit to right field. Isaac Saron singled to right field, stole second, and then scored on a Kyle Gil hit to the outfield to make the score 2-0.
In the bottom of the 2nd Kyle Roache scored on a triple by Mike McPherson to make it 3-0. Mike then stole home on a pass ball to make the score 4-0 Bulldogs.
In the third inning with some great glove plays by CJ Resmini at second and John Lynch at third the batters for CPCU went down in order.
In the top of the forth inning the Bulldogs sent their substitutes in Dewey Butler 3b, Jack Sheehy 2b, and Sean Hunt LF. In the top of the inning CPCU got on the board. Jack Clark singled to center field then stole second. Devon Alves then hit the ball towards the right field line to bring Jack home and make the score 4-1. In the bottom of the fourth the Bulldogs responded. Anthony Amari walked, Isaac Saron singled and both scored on a Kyle Gill base hit to make the score 6-1.
Mike McPherson looking for a complete game took the hill in the top of the 6th. Jack Clark started off the inning with a single to the outfield. An error by the Bulldogs had Jack come home to make the score 6-2. Zack Colleran would then get on base with a single. With man on first and two outs, the next batter up for CPCU hit rocket ground ball to second base area. The second baseman made a great catch to stop the ball from going into the outfield. He then threw the ball to 2nd base to get the 3rd and final out giving Mike McPherson a complete game and the victory to the Somerville Bulldogs.
During the celebration the bulldogs brought down the banner that they had and had all the players sign it. The banner will be going to our troops overseas as a show of support.