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White Plains Little League Baseball Teams Advance To State Playoffs

White Plains' 12 and under baseball team celebrating its Division Championship on July 16. Photo Credit: Contributed/Erin Locascio
White Plains' Junior League baseball team which won its first-ever Section 3 Championship and begins State Tournament playoffs on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Provided
White Plains' 12 and under baseball team was Division 20 champions. Photo Credit: Provided
White Plains' 12 and under team scores during the Division Championship game on July 16. Photo Credit: Contributed/Erin Locascio
Two White Plains' baseball players score en route to their 12 and under Division 20 championship final. Photo Credit: Contributed/Erin Locascio
White Plains' 11 and under baseball team after winning its fourth District 20 championship, 8-4, over Harrison. They advanced to Saturday's opening State Tournament round with a Section 3 North Championship victory on Monday in Elmsford. Photo Credit: Contributed/Melissa Dorchak

This story has been updated.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A pair of White Plains Little League baseball teams advanced to State Tournament playoff games this week.

Three White Plains boys' baseball teams and a girls' softball team had a great summer run this season. They took home Division 20 Championship titles in the 9- and 10-year-old softball division, 11 and under baseball division, 12 and under baseball division and the Junior Division.

On Monday, the 11U baseball team went on to win the Section 3 North Championship title with a 7-1 victory over Pine Bush at Piccoli Field in Elmsford. The 11U baseball team heads to the State Tournament on Saturday in Colonie, N.Y. The team won its opening Section 3 game, 9-1, and the semi-final playoff on Saturday, 4-1. 

On Tuesday, White Plains' Junior Division baseball team begins its first round of State Tournament competition at 10 a.m. against Penfield on Long Island. Junior Division players won the Section 3 North championship game on Thursday with a 15-12 win over Stony Point at Castle Hill Field in the Bronx. It marked the Junior Division's first-ever Section 3 title. 

Earlier this month, White Plains' 11U team won its fourth District 20 Championship with an 8-4 victory over Harrison. White Plains' Jimmy Keenan slammed a three-run home run to put White Plains ahead. A triple by Mason Lang and then a triple by Declan Bruton helped build a lead for White Plains. In the bottom of the sixth, Harrison got two runners on base when outfielder Jake Dorchak made a game-saving catch and a throw to second from the knees for the double play to secure the Division title. 

White Plains' 12U baseball team was knocked out of the Sectional playoffs with a loss in the semi-final round.The city's 9- and 10-year-old girls softball team also was eliminated during Sectional playoffs 

Four sets of siblings played for White Plains' teams this season: Jake and Matthew Dorchak, Jimmy and Jack Keenan, Andrew and Nick Gomez and Caroline and Jack Hart. 

Earlier Daily Voice coverage of Harrison's 10 and under Division 20 champions can be found here.


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