In the AAA City Championship game between Madera National Little League champ Lee’s Concrete and Madera American Little League champ Massetti Appliance, it was clear neither team was ready to concede to the other.
Both teams wanted the title and it showed in the high-scoring 19-14 contest won by Lee’s Concrete on Saturday on Mike Howe Field in Lions Town and Country Park.
For Lee’s manager Shohn Varela, it was a matter of waiting for his team’s bats to warm up after trailing 4-1 heading into the second inning.
“We knew we could score the runs, we just had to have patience,” he said. “Our kids did an excellent job batting — they were able to hit the ball or get on base somehow.” ...