NH represents at Little League World Series for the first time since 1987


Makenna True

Outfielder Jacoby Acevedo dawns his New England cap during celebration parade. Acevedo had a near perfect fielding average in the LLWS while holding a .000 ERA as a pitcher.

Makenna True, Londonderry High School

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The Lancer Spirit, Londonderry High School, Londonderry, NH

Each summer, close to 200,000 Little League teams compete for the chance of a lifetime: a ticket to Williamsport, Pennsylvania. As the birthplace of Little League Baseball, the town holds the famed Little League World Series (LLWS); a near two week competition housing the best little leaguers in the world. This year, the North Manchester-Hooksett (NMH) Little League team punched that Williamsport ticket.

The NMH All-Star team was formed back in June, composed of the regular season’s best and brightest players. With a 13 man roster, the team had talent to spare. Led by manager Tim Devall, the team ended up scoring 68 runs and brought in six wins at the national and regional level.

“I didn’t know we were going to be World Series good, but I knew the talent was there for a team from New Hampshire,” Tim Devall said.

NMH started their World Series run back in July, when they entered the State Tournament after going 18-4 throughout the regular season. The team became the District 2 champions after beating Laconia in a best out of three mini-series. After losing their first game, things looked low for NMH. Brayden Connolly, the team’s starting third baseman, felt the pressure fighting back from the loss.


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