Troy Ashkinos grand slam leads Fairfield American; Ethan Righter missed it, sort of

CT will play Texas Thursday at 7:30pm

WILLIAMSPORT, PA. (WTNH)— Fairfield American Little Leaguer Troy Ashkinos is gonna have quite the story to tell when he goes back to school next week. So will, Ethan Righter.

Ashkinos’ 4th inning grand slam against New Jersey lead CT to a 12-2 win in an elimination game at the Little League World Series. The win sets up a rematch with Texas on Thursday night at 7:30p. The winner of that game advances to play North Carolina in Saturday’s United States Championship game.

Erik Dobratz has more on Ashkinos’ big blow and why nature forced Righter to miss the front end of the big swat! provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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