Staten Island’s Little League team made it into the regional semi-finals, even though they lost their last game.
Fortunately for Great Kills, Maryland lost its last game, too. That means both teams had one win and three losses, tying for fourth. That’s all you need to enter the semis – fourth place, out of six teams.
So why does Great Kills get into the semi-finals instead of Maryland when they’re tied? Because the two teams already played each other a week ago, and that game pro-actively served as the tie-breaker.
It was the first game Great Kills played in the regionals, and it’s the only game they won.
Great Kills fans thus found themselves in the awkward position Thursday of rooting hard for Pennsylvania to continue its otherwise obnoxious wining streak. The Staten Island Advance has all the details of that game, but long story short, Keystone goes into the semis today 4-0.
And that’s who Staten Island will be playing today at 3 p.m.
So we’re all pretty glad Pennsylvania’s winning streak continued for one more game, and now, we all really, really need it to stop.