The Frazier family makes another play at Little League World Series
Toms River East has its sights set once more on the Little League World Series, with 12-year-old Carson Frazier hoping to follow in the footsteps of his Uncle Todd Frazier, who won the championship in 1998 and is now representing Team USA baseball at the Tokyo Olympics.
Last Wednesday, Todd Frazier boarded a flight to Tokyo, where he’s representing the United States baseball team in the Olympics. But during his journey, he was glued to another game thousands of miles away near Trenton, NJ.
His nephew, Carson, 12, was on the mound putting the finishing touches on Toms River East Little League’s 5 – 1 victory over Sunnybrae Little League.
“He had a 15-hour flight, and he was watching the game and texting us,” Charlie Frazier Jr., Todd’s older brother and Carson’s father, told The Post.
In fact, Todd, 35, said his first order of business when he touched down in Tokyo was to make sure he had Internet service so he could keep tabs on the team’s phenomenal run, with the Little League World Series tantalizingly in reach.
“This is big. I told like five people, ‘Just send me 20 texts each inning.’ I’m so excited for these guys,” Todd told The Post. He’ll also rely on the group text thread for the Fraziers, which his wife, Jackie, jokingly calls the “Royal Family.”
It’s lighting up a lot these days.
On Friday, Carson, who also plays center field, shortstop and first base, once again faced Sunnybrae. This time he threw a shutout, allowing only one hit, to advance to the state tournament, which kicks off Thursday in Cherry Hill. The winner will go on to the Mid-Atlantic Region in Bristol, Conn. — one stop from boy heaven: the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.