“Ruben’s an athletic kid and can throw the ball pretty well,” Oullette said. “We have to make the plays behind him and avoid the mental errors in the field.
“We’re OK in the pitching department. If you give these teams extra outs, they’ll make you pay— so we can’t do that. We want to get rid of those first inning jitters fast. A lot of these kids played in the 11-year-old districts last year, but this is a completely different situation. We’ll see what happens when they get under the big lights.”
This is Oullette’s first year as a majors manager. He’s joined by coaches Sean O’Keefe and Frank Baez.
If Salem wins tomorrow, they’ll play winner of Wyoma/Nahant on Thursday. If they fall to Swampscott, they’ll play the loser of the Wyoma/Nahant matchup.
SALEM LITTLE LEAGUE WILLIAMSPORT ALL-STARS Bryan Palacios Kyle Ouellette Ruben Baez Bryan Pena Matthew Silva Michael Santana Bobby Reynolds Aaron Fournier Andrew Fournier Billy Beauregard Jhoan Vago Quinn Gallante-Barrett Manager: Steve Ouellette Coaches: Sean O'Keefe and Frank Baez