The Junior Utica Post 229 baseball team is headed to the State Championship Series off the heels of their victory over Sidney Post.

Mike Alessandro (7-1, 2.19 ERA) was stellar, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and no walks to earn his seventh victory and 5th complete game victory of the year. Junior UP229 trailed 1- 0 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when center fielder Marcus Lilley (.373, 28 Runs, 14 Stolen Bases) lead off the inning with a bunt single.  Later in the inning Tino Tartaglia (.299, 13 RBIs) doubled to put the Junior UP team on top and they never looked back scoring 5 in the inning en route to a 6-2 final.

The Junior UP229 team will play against Shrub Oak Post 1080 for the State Title in a best of 3 game series starting Friday August 3rd at 9am at Murnane Field. The second game will be Saturday at 9am and if necessary the third game will be played immediately following game 2.