Hard-charging Pirates earn baseball title

The Milford Lou Gehrig Little League Pirates won the 2014 Coach Pitch championship. The Pirates started off 3-5 and went on to win 11 in a row to secure the title. The Pirates, led by a stellar defense that allowed less than four runs per game, defeated the Marlins, 8-7, in the championship game at Ralph Clarkson Field. Team members (front row l-r) are: Will Swanson, Robbie Long, Aiden Stassun, Peter Swanson and Morgan Masterson; (second row) Nathan Slowly, Jamison Dimes, Dalton Evans, Tyler Fonck, AJ Aliberti and Tim Swanson; (third row) assistant coach Mike Hofmiller, head coach Jay Aliberti and assistant coach Eric Swanson. Missing from photo is assistant coach Rob Long Sr.