Note: This story has been updated to reflect Tri-Village’s schedule for the first two days of the state tournament.
BETHLEHEM — Tri-Village Little League’s 9/10 year-old All-Star team will play in this week’s New York State Championships at Guilderland’s Keenholts Park.
Tri-Village’s first game is Tuesday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. against Massapequa Coast from Long Island. The winner moves on to the next round of the championship bracket Wednesday, July 27, at 8 p.m. against either Plattsburgh or New City, while the loser faces an elimination game at 5:30 p.m.
Tri-Village qualified by winning both the District 13-14 and the Section 2 South Regional championships with a combined record of 13-1. The Bethlehem-based squad defeated Guilderland for the district title and Saugerties for the section championship.
Players on Tri-Village’s roster are CJ Franchini, Danny Battista, Willem Kotary, Jack Vagianelis, Brian Carrothers Jr., Jack Lanzoni, Drew Kindlon, Jack Fuller, Kieran Kostanoski, George Abdo, Scott Sleurs, Mike Waldenmaier and Joe Monserrat. The team is coached by manager John Vagianelis and assistants Nick Abdo and Keith Kostanoski.