Mt. Monadnock Little League team preparing for East Regionals

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Mt. Monadnock 14U baseball team player Parker Ketola heads home during a practice at Humiston Field Tuesday night. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Mount Monadnock 14U baseball team is headed to the Junior League Baseball World Series East Regional in Freehold Township, New Jersey for a chance to represent the East in the championship tournament. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 7/21/2022 1:05:29 PM

The boys of Mt. Monadnock Little League are on the hunt for glory with a trip to the World Series at stake.

“We all have the desire to come out, put everything on the field, and win the baseball game,” said shortstop Chance Desrosiers at a recent Humiston Field practice.

The team’s dirty dozen is made up mainly of players from the Jaffrey-Rindge and Mascenic school districts, and they’ve been playing together from tee-ball up until this 14U season.

“We get them before the Conant/Mascenic rivalry things start up,” said manager Joe Desrosiers. “Right now, they’re still buddies.”

The tight-knit group is currently preparing to travel to Freehold Township, New Jersey Aug. 4-10 to compete in the Junior League World Series East Regional, representing New Hampshire against teams from Maine to Maryland. The winning team will travel to the Junior League World Series championship tournament in Taylor, Michigan, the following week.  

“We’d get to be on TV!” said catcher Hunter Schultz. 

The spoils of a World Series appearance are immeasurable to these dedicated young players who work year-round between their school teams, AAU, and offseason training.

“Ten out of the 12 months, you have to love to play baseball to play all year long, especially in a basketball town,” coach Desrosiers said.

The team actively fundraising for the pricey trip to New Jersey and a hopeful second leg journey to Michigan, which all told would add up to about $15,000-$18,000 for the team. Luckily, the team is receiving plenty of support; the boys have a yard sale fundraiser planned for July 31 at Rindge’s Wellington Field and are putting together a car wash as well.

“That’s the cool thing about a small town,” coach Desrosiers said, “all the local businesses donating checks and money.”

To donate to the cause, contact Mt. Monadnock Little League at abby.hillfam@gmail.com or (603)320-5647.

Coach Desrosiers said his team should do all right once they get to New Jersey, as they’ve already played some of the state’s top teams.

“The last two representatives of New England in the Little League World Series were New Hampshire teams,” coach Desrosiers said, “and we played both of them and lost close games.”

“[The competition level] is going to better than we’ve ever seen,” Chance Desrosiers said, “but we’ve grown and I think we have a good shot at it.”

“When we get into the games, we’ll be able to pitch deep into games,” Schultz said, “because we’ve got a lot of guys who can pitch. And when we hit, we’re not that bad, either.”


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