Local ballplayers impress at Cooperstown

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The Maine Lightning U-12 travel baseball team, featuring players from Forecaster Country, recently returned from the Cooperstown Classic tournament at Dreams Park in Cooperstown, N.Y., Hall of the Baseball Hall of Fame, where they went 6-0 in pool play, finishing in fifth place out of 104 teams from around the country. Their overall record was 7-1. The team made it into the “Sweet 16” in the playoffs. Before heading to Cooperstown, the Lightning competed in the Beast of the Northeast tournament, going 6-0 to win the title.
The team is coached by Mike D’Andrea, Tom Coyne and John Eisenhart. Team members are Brendan Tinsman from Cape Elizabeth, Colin Coyne, Jacob Preston and Aidan Smith from Falmouth, Jared Brooks and Morgan Pratt from Scarborough, Griffin Watson and Jack Kilbride from Portland, A.J. Eisenhart and Wade Sansone from Cumberland, Jackson Caruso from Yarmouth and Mike Gilman from Windham.