The Milton 8-10 All-Stars came from behind to beat Lower Sussex 5-4 July 9 to move to the finals of the District 3 tournament at Milton’s Dr. Tobin Field.
The Milton squad was behind 4-3 in the top of the fifth inning when Dominic Mangini slammed a two-run triple to grab a 5-4 lead.
Mangini also picked up the win on the mound, throwing four no-hit innings and striking out nine batters in relief. Starter Ryan Coulbourne gave up three runs on two hits, striking out one batter. Liam Mitchell picked up the save, shutting down three Lower Sussex batters in the sixth inning.
Coulbourne went 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored. Aaden Johnson and Austin Guerrieri each went 1-for-2, while Trey Dickinson slammed a single with an RBI.
Nolan Staniszewski and Ji Tournage each went 1-for-3 for Lower Sussex. Max Williamson and Tournage each had an RBI.
The finals are set for Thursday, July 11, when Milton plays the winner of the Lower Sussex-Laurel game, set for Wednesday, July 10.