Darien Little League interviewed on Today Show, adapts with summer season

Darien Little League recently celebrated the end of a shortened summer season in July. They ran two leagues, a senior league, comprised of 11 and 12 year olds and a junior league for 9 and 10 year olds. The league had about 140 kids participate in a fun season of games culminating with a playoff/championship round.

The senior league capped off its season with a championship game between the Royal Blue and White team.

In the bottom of the seventh innning, Royal Blue scored a run to tie the game at eight runs each. Royal Blue then loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning with one out. Raam Krishnan hit a fly ball to short left field, which was caught by the White team. An attempt for a double play at second base was made. The throw was not in time, the Royal Blue base runner at third, Shane Piasecki, reacted to the play and took off for home, beating the throw at the plate and scoring the winning run to end the game with a 9-8 victory.

In the junior league, Navy Blue also defeated the Red team by a score of 11-9 to end their season.

Earlier in August, members of the Darien Little League were also interviewed by the Today Show on NBC. Students talked about the impact of the COVID-19 school shut down and how they felt about going back to school.

One student said that if she could snap her fingers and change anything, she’d “Make the virus go away, or make it so that it never happened. So no one even knows it happened.”

Watch the segment here.

For more information, visit dybs.org.