By Josh Davis, Associate Editor
(Aug. 16, 2018) Members of the Berlin Mayor and Council on Monday congratulated the Berlin Little League All-Star team that last Sunday played in the regional championship game in Bristol, Connecticut.
“We are obviously proud of their performance,” Mayor Gee Williams said. “They’ve been involved in the regionals pretty regularly since about 2010, which is pretty remarkable for a town our size.”
Williams noted the Berlin team was given a sportsmanship award by tournament officials.
“That, to me, says it all,” he said. “I couldn’t help but watch every inning on ESPN … [and] it almost brings tears to your eye how well they represented Berlin and how well they represented Little League baseball.”
He said the town would officially recognize the team in the fall.
Councilman Zack Tyndall said he also watched the games on television.
“There was a level of maturity that you didn’t see in other teams,” he said. “Our players weren’t throwing their bats, they weren’t having a tantrum at the plate, they carried themselves well and I think they have a lot to be proud of.”
Councilman Elroy Brittingham said the team’s coach, Cameron McDonough, used to play football for Stephen Decatur High School and blocked for his son, who was the quarterback at the time.
“He’s been in sports for a long time,” Brittingham said. “And he’s a pretty good guy, too.”
Councilman Dean Burrell said the inspiring actions of the players on the field “can be directly attributed to their coaching staff.”
“They did us proud,” Councilman Troy Purnell added.