Berlin lost in a hard fought battle Monday night versus Darien 7 - 6. Berlin had a 6-0 lead in the fifth when starting pitcher Malachi Burby ran out of pitches. Burby also had a three-run shot for Berlin. Tyler Cop also hit well (3-for-4, two runs).
Darien tied the score in the top of the sixth and eventually won on a solo home run in the 7th inning.
"We did very well and just had a little league inning in the top of the sixth," said Berlin skipper Vin Biscoglio. "Considering losing two key players at the beginning of the sectionals, I am very proud that we were able to get to a meaningful game in the sectionals. My hats off to Darien Little League who never gave up. It was a great game, unfortunately there's got to be a winner and a loser.
"Sure I am disappointed, but you know, I got to spend a month with some very exceptional kids that represented the town of Berlin and District 5 by giving it 110 percent. I wouldn't trade that for anything. I also want to thank that support we had. Every game we outdrew the opposing team. Thanks to our fans".
Darien plays Fairfield National Wednesday night for the Section 1 crown.