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Teammates cheer as pitcher Jenny Hickey (not pictured), (Credit: Sol Neelman)

Teammates cheer as pitcher Jenny Hickey (not pictured), competes in the skills competition, which includes trying to throw a softball through a tire target. (Aug. 8, 2012)

New Hyde Park Little League competes in Softball World Series

The New Hyde Park Little League All Star Team, representing New York State and the tournament's East Region, is the first team from Long Island to compete in the Little League Softball World Series since 1993.

New Hyde Park players pose for a group
(Credit: Sol Neelman)

New Hyde Park players pose for a group photo with the squad representing Latin America. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Kayla Fitzpatrick (#7) waves to the crowd during
(Credit: Sol Neelman)

Kayla Fitzpatrick (#7) waves to the crowd during team introductions. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Pitcher Jenny Hickey (#9) warms up before competing
(Credit: Sol Neelman)

Pitcher Jenny Hickey (#9) warms up before competing in the skills competition, which includes trying to throw a softball through a tire target. (Aug. 8, 2012)

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Teammates cheer as pitcher Jenny Hickey (not pictured),
(Credit: Sol Neelman)

Teammates cheer as pitcher Jenny Hickey (not pictured), competes in the skills competition, which includes trying to throw a softball through a tire target. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Pitcher Jenny Hickey competes in the skills competition,
(Credit: Sol Neelman)

Pitcher Jenny Hickey competes in the skills competition, which includes trying to throw a softball through a tire target. (July 6, 2012)

Teammates cheer as pitcher Jenny Hickey (not pictured),
(Credit: Sol Neelman)

Teammates cheer as pitcher Jenny Hickey (not pictured), competes in the skills competition, which includes trying to throw a softball through a tire target. (Aug. 8, 2012)

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