Rick’s Auto Body continues domination of Kearny Little League

Photo courtesy of Dan Watson./ Rick’s Auto Body won its second straight Kearny Little League World Series championship, defeating FMBA in two straight games. Front row, from l., are Brandon Rodrigues, Travis Witt, Jason McChesney and Lou Alfieri. Middle row, from l., are Miguel Cattura, Derek Lora, Ryan Watson, Leo Rocco, David Centi, Michael Goresh and Ryan Goresh. Back row, from l., are batboy Sebastian Smith, coach Craig Smith, manager Joe Witt, batboy Joey Witt, Dan Watson and Frank Goresh. Missing from the picture is Rauly Cordero.

Wins town World Series title in two-game sweep of FMBA


By Jim Hague

There’s a baseball dynasty in Kearny –  and it has nothing to do with the Yankees.
For the second straight year, the third time in the last six years and fifth time in eight years, Rick’s Auto Body captured the Kearny Little League World Series championship, defeating FMBA in the best-of-three championship series last week, winning both games.
Rick’s Auto Body won Game 1 of the championship series at Veteran’s Field on Belgrove Drive by a final score of 10-0 and took Game 2 and the title with a 14-2 win at the Little League field in Gunnell Oval.
It capped a perfect 19-0 season for Rick’s Auto Body and improved the team’s record to an astounding 38-1 over the last two seasons.
This season alone, Rick’s outscored their opponents by a staggering combined total of 267-20.
Yes, those numbers certainly look like the makings of a true dynasty.
Joe Witt has been the manager and the mastermind of this incredible run for Rick’s Auto Body. It’s no coincidence that the Witt-led squad dominates the local Little League circuit, because no one works harder with the kids than Witt.

To read the full story, see this week’s issue of The Observer.

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