Phillies crowned Malibu Little League Majors champions

The Malibu Little League Phillies (standing, from left) coach Brett Berns, coach Michael Baron, Chris Manson, coach Neil Ray, Whitman Wachs, Curtis Skakel, Tyler Ray, Alex Phillips, Max Berns, Manager Len Simonian, coach Allan Wachs; (kneeling, from left) Judah Dylan, Jaron Kiviat, Lewis Baron, Trent Simonian, Marcus Berns and Giancarlo Zappala celebrate their championship victory. (Not pictured: coach Spencer Vogelbach). Photo courtesy of Allan Wachs

The Phillies defeated the Red Sox to win the Malibu Little League Majors championship June 3. The Phillies earned a decisive 7-2 win, making it the team’s second consecutive majors hardball title.

The Phillies finished the season 16-4, winning both the MLL regular season title and the league championship, and have a combined record of 30-8 over their two consecutive championship seasons.