The Newton West Little League All-Star squad defeated previously undefeated Westwood, 5-4, Monday night in the Massachusetts Little League Section 3 final at Lyons field in West Newton and will move on to the State Finals at Kelly Field in Norwood.
In other action, North Leominster beat Agawam, 11-1, Tuesday night. So the state finals will feature West Newton, Peabody Western, North Leominster and winner of the Braintree-Southborough game.
The round robin tournament starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. The winner of the state final will play for the New England Championship in Bristol, Ct. starting August 6.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Newton West Little League’s only state championship.
The Newton West team is coached by Chuck Barbieri and his assistants, Rich Alexy and Bob Joyce.The team members are Logan Lanciloti-Stark, Michael Barbieri, Scott Kelly, Thomas Joyce, Michael MacLellan, Justin Lee, Joe Rizzo, Sean Nichols, Michael Butera, Deven Labovitch, Taylor Mercuri, Caleb Brandstein and Eric Alexy.