FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- With two victories in two games in the tournament, the Fairfield American Little League team is in first place as it continues its quest for its third New England title in five years.
Fairfield American topped Williston, Vt., 9-4 in a game Friday night. The hometown heroes followed that up with a 10-0 victory Saturday over Falmouth, Maine.
The boys from Fairfield will take on New Hampshire at 8 p.m. Sunday and Rhode Island at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the tournament being played at Leon J. Breen Field in Bristol. (Fairfield is not scheduled to play Massachusetts in the tournament.)
Fairfield’s game against Rhode Island on Tuesday and the semifinals will be televised on NESN.
The top four teams from New England in pool play will go to single elimination Thursday, Aug. 7. The New England final is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.
Westport won the New England title last year, and Connecticut teams have won four of the last six New England titles. American last won in 2012.
Fairfield American swept South Windsor in the best-of-three Connecticut championship series, winning by scores of 10-0 and 12-2.
Fairfield American’s roster is Ian Bentley, Vince Camera, Sam Davenport, PJ Egan, Jamie Flink, Trey Hensel, Brian Howell, Brian Kiremidjian, Connor O'Neill, John Reynolds and Jack Steed. Mike Steed is the manager, assisted by Pete Davenport and Keith Reynolds. Most of the team were members of the American team that won the 11-year-old state championship in 2013.
Fans can follow the team on the New England Region website.