They say it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. Well, Mid-Island Little League played their hearts out this season and they are all winners to us! As the Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions, and coming just one game short of competing for the U.S. Championship title, this team of 12- & 13-year-old baseball players should be beyond proud of their impressive accomplishments. We know we’re proud!
And so is Staten Island. Last week we called on the community and fellow Mid-Island fans to sign our card to the team wishing them luck and congratulations on their run in the 2018 Little League World Series. We received an outpouring of support for these talented boys, with almost 300 supporters stepping up to show their love for Mid-Island. Check out their messages below, which they sent throughout the series.
Proud of you. All of you did an outstanding job
Lourdes & Amani Golden
Congratulations!!! Such a tremendous accomplishment at a young age!! Wish you all the best of luck in your future and baseball careers!!!
So proud of you boys. The memories you will have from this amazing accomplishment will last you a lifetime. Take a bow you all deserve it!
Melissa, Sarah, & Annie Sebastiano and Brian Wecker
Way to go MILL you guys rock!! Congratulations and good luck. SI is very proud of you and we’re all rooting for you.
You can do it!
Sharon, Rob & Evan Healy
Sandy, Rob, Bobby, Nick & Olivia at Snug Harbor Little League
Way to go guys. You make Staten Island proud. Hope you go all the way. You’ll have a lot to be proud of when you go back to school in sept. Good luck!
Good luck boys!! You’re already Champions to SI!!
Best of luck Mid Island. You got this. We wish you luck and congratulations to all. You are awesome Staten Island boys.
Mirabella Martial Arts Taekwondo Bella; Master Robert Mirabella, Jennifer and Vincent
Good Luck! We on Staten Island are rooting for you guys … Bring it home baby!
Shannon & Darren Mcdonnell & Selena Washington
So proud of all of you boys-best of luck to you! Remember to have fun! This is a memory you will have forever!! Cherish every moment!
So proud of all of you!!!!! Congratulations to all of you and your families!!!!!! We love you Gregory Bruno!!!!!
Congratulations to the Mid-Island Little League!!!! We are all so proud of your accomplishments!!! Go Staten Island!!
Jimmy, Lori, Lisa, John & Kayla Bosco
Keep making us proud boys. Good luck!
Vanessa, Daniel, Jack, & Kane Sherlock
Go team go!
Cathy Bannon & Family
Way to go boys!!! You continue to make Staten Island Proud!
Lisa, Dave, Anthony, Sophia, & Nicholas Cormier
Good luck. You are already champions in our hearts.
Nancyann, Steve & Kara Toth
Way to go boys! Great job coaches!
Maria Garcia, Omar, Aaron & Mia Artsen
Good luck boys! No matter win or lose you guys did amazing!
Tamiann Serafino, Joseph & Salvatore Vivona
Good luck Boys!!
Congrats boys!! What an accomplishment!! Keep up the great work!!! Let’s go Mid-Island!
Jennifer, Kj and Eva Morales
Way to go mid island LL !!! Amazing job !! You guys play together as a TEAM, worked together as TEAM, and won as a TEAM! Awesome sportsmanship showed.
Melanie Loock & Richmondtown Diamonds Soccer Team
Best of luck boys you got this I’ll be watching!
Let’s go Mendez win dis
Boys keep doing what you’re doing and win, win, win! Let’s go Mid Island!!!
Marissa, Arch, Alex, Ashlee, Axton & Ayvaree DePietro
Go get ‘em boys! We’re all rooting for you!
Denise Moley, John, Alexa, Jenna, Keira, Johnny Boy, Laila & Gizmo
We were at the game on Sunday morning & you did well & showed a lot of class!
Thank you for all your hard work! We are very proud of all of you!!!
Maureen & Bob Beahan
Great job boys! You’ve been such a positive representation of Staten Island!
Congratulations! We are rooting for you!!!
Nicole, Michael & Jaxson Thornton
Peter, Melissa, Anthony, Ella, Evan & Charlotte Furtaw
Good Luck Boys!
Patti Ann, Thomas, & Sammi Mazzella
The Boys of summer good luck!!! You are making Staten Island proud. We are behind you all the way.
Keri O’Brien Marrocco & Ralph, Ashley, Amanda and Addison
Good luck boys! You have made Staten Island so proud. Keep doing your thing. Summer of a lifetime!
Kristy, Dave, Justin, Jake, Joseph Levine
Diane, Matthew, Luisa, Sofia & Elsa Heinz, Steve, Jen, & Henry Desteoglu, Brendan & Jaclyn Heinz
We wish you all the best of luck!!! Regardless the outcome, you’ve made us all so proud!!!!
Joan, James, Jocelyn & Margaret Porto
Go get em’ boys! We are so proud of you. Go get em’ boys! We are so proud of you.
Dana, Phil, Philip & Andrew, Parisi
So proud of all the boys!
Deborah, Thomas and Tom Sherman
Congratulations to an outstanding & talented team! You all represented Staten Island proudly! Great job Coach Calabrese!”
Good luck to our Mid Island Little League! You make Staten Island proud.
You have made us all proud! Have a great time at the Little League World Series!
Barbara Dee-Lago & Leinard, Tara, and Joaquin
Congratulations on your success thus far and good luck with your upcoming games!! Staten Island is cheering you on!!
Good luck boys!!
Marisa, Dylan & Andrew Spinosa
You boys played your hearts out and made us EXTREMELY PROUD!!!!!!!!!!
Harold, Jen, Emma and Hope Vargas
Way to Go Mid-Island!!! What an awesome experience. Good Luck…
Lisa Maurentt, Anthony J. & Amber M. Ortiz
Bring it home Mid Island!!! You Got This!! Win or Lose we are ALL so proud of you!
Congratulations to Mid-Island on an AMAZING season!
Jeannine, Mike, Delilah, & Mikey Cintron
Congrats to Mid-Island! Great job!
Michelle, Steve, Mila & Massimo Yannaco
Fantastic work, boys! Go Mid-Island!
Roselle Farina-Hecht & Fred Hecht
Congratulations!! What a great team!!
Michael & Nicole Benedicks
Go Mid Island! So Proud of how far you you came this far! Go all the way!!
Deani, Gary, Elexa and Louis Tames
Congratulations!!! You got this!! Stay focused!
Congrats Mid-Island. You are the pride of Staten Island. We wish you the best of luck! Greg Bruno, St. Rita School is ecstatic & is loudly cheering.
Good luck boys go get get them bring home the trophy.
Kim, Stevie, Michael, and Kaitlyn Santoriello
Good Luck to Coach Joe and all the boys…you’re already winners to us!!
Good luck Joe Cal, coaches and team…M.I.L.L.
So proud of you. What teamwork. Go Mid Island.
Good luck boys!!
Kari & Genevieve Venosa Gervais
Congratulations to Mid Island LL! Way to represent Staten Island!
John, Krystal, Rose, Lilianna, Jazmine Cronin
We are all so proud of you already!! Way to go!! Best of luck tonight! Special shout out to Puglisi!! We will be watching and cheering you all on!!
Jennifer Cohen & Family
Great job boys!!! Good luck going forward. Staten Island is proud of you!
Ryan, Talia, Alexis & Aubrey Vautrinot
Congratulations! We are so proud of you!
Way to go team!!! We are so very proud of you!!! Keep reaching for the stars because you all are winners!!!
We’re rooting for you every step of the way! Bring home the W boys!
Alluring Eyez Optical: Gina & Nicole Curcio
Good Luck MILL! You Got This!!
Pete, Cindie, Pam, George, Anna & Vas Tsetsakos
Good luck boys! We are rooting for you to go all the way! You boys deserve it!
Nicole, Ron, Alyssa and Vincent Watson
Wishing you the best of luck from Florida!
Good luck to Mid Island Little League!! You got this and you make us proud!!!”
Rick, Janet, Ricky, Danielle, Matthew Keeler
Congrats on your Championship run!
Richie & Helene DeNitto
Good Luck tonight boys! You got this!! it is so great watching you boys play!!! Bring it all home!
Caren, Jason, Nicole, Jordan Cooper
Best of luck to all of you!!
Lisa, Joe, Angelo & Francesca Bono
We all love watching you boys play … making Staten Island proud!
Randi, Mike, Alyssa, Ashley, Justin and Sean Nelson
Good luck boys!!!! Special shout out to Logan Castellano!!!!
Nikki, Jamari & Leilani Cortez
Wish you guys the best of luck! I hope to see you guys go all the way!! We will be rooting!
Courtney, John, Johnny, and Justin Tanzi
Good luck everyone!
Great job. Staten islanders are so proud of you all.
Ali, John, Jordyn and Jason Gallo
Great job boys! You are making this whole Island so proud!! Good luck and have fun!!
Ali, John, Jordyn and Jason Gallo
Go get ‘em boys! We are all rooting for you!!! You got this!
Audrey, Mike, Lily and Amelia Giambrone
Congratulations on making it as far as you have! Now bring it home. GO MID-ISLAND!!
Best of luck from the Arnold family and congratulations on all your hard work to get here!
Good luck boys we’re sooo proud!
Michele, Mike, Jess, Michael and Gabrielle Petrizzi
Best of luck
CONGRATULATIONS Mid-Island Little League, Coaches and Parents! You have made Staten Island PROUD!
Go Boys go!!
Good luck! watched you guys practice early June and told anyone who would listen this team is serious !! Best of luck.
Shout-out to Mid-Island Little League. GOOD LUCK. WE GOT THIS!!
We are so proud of your accomplishments and hard work!! Go get um boys!! We are rooting you on and can’t wait to see you play!!!
We are so proud that you are representing the best of Staten Island! You are all winners!
Michele Cirminiello and Anthony & Matthew Mucciariello
Leigh Ann, Emma-Leigh, Allison & Nicholas Cario
Jodi & Vincent Fatto
Janine & Steve Mule