Massapequa fans eagerly await rescheduled Little League World Series game

Massapequa Coast fans were hoping to see a great game on the team’s home ground. However, it wasn’t supposed to be because of the storms in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Still, the wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of Long Island fans.

At one of Massapequa’s most famous businesses, the All American Hamburger Drive In, and other businesses, there are many signs of support for the Massapequa Coast.

Many residents said they would support 12-year-olds on Monday morning.

“I have a lot of hope in them. They’ve shown a lot of determination, so I’m excited,” said resident Clay Townsend.

Outside of the All American Hamburger Drive In, customers rooted for the 12-year-old Little Leaguers who captured Long Island’s attention.

“The boys can’t wait to get back on the field,” Massapequa Coast coach Roland Clark told News 12 Long Island as the team bussed to the game on Sunday. Earlier in the day, rainy weather postponed their game against the team from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.

Fans who gathered for an outdoor watch party at the team’s home ground at John Burns Park left after the game was postponed. The postponement occurred following a rain delay that lasted several hours.

“I’m excited! The last time they had a rain delay, they won, so it’s good for them…it’s good for Massapequa,” said Margaret Gabriele, the catcher’s aunt. the team, Ryan Huksloot.

The Long Island Little Leaguers star could use all the positive support she can get after losing to Honolulu on Friday – making it a do-or-die game for the team.

Clark said the team was frustrated with the weather report, but was focused on Monday’s game.

“The plan for tomorrow is to wake up early, have a good breakfast, go down to the batting cages. Hopefully the weather is nice enough that we can hit the field at 11 a.m.,” said Clark.

Back at the All American, 8-year-old Mason Kanover of Seaford said he loves baseball and will be watching Massapequa Coast on Monday morning.

“I really hope they win,” Kanover said.

There are no plans for a lookout party at John Burns Park in Massapequa due to forecast rain toward Long Island, city of Oyster Bay officials said. Still, many baseball fans will tune in Monday at 11 a.m. to watch the game.

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