When they threw the first pitch for Maine State Little League Championship 11/12s title game in Westbrook last night, one of the youngest umpires in the state got the honor of calling it a ball or strike.

18-year-old Cody Lally, a District #3 umpire from Glenburn, was selected to work the plate for the South Portland vs Lewiston state title game at the tourney site in Westbrook.

He worked several of the '17 state tourney games and the District #6 Umpire In Chief selects the umpire most deserving to work as home plate ump for the state game.

Lally has been umpiring various levels of Little League for six years.

He graduated from John Bapst HS in June and plans to attend Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh in the fall.

NOTE: South Portland LL defeated Lewiston 11-1 in the state title game and will advance to Bristol, Connecticut for the New England Regional Tournament. The winner of that tourney advances to the World Series in Williamsport.

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