Remembrances held for Long Island Little Leaguer Lazar LaPenna as team wins championship game

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Sunday, June 19, 2022
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Remembrances were held on Saturday for a Little League baseball player as his team won their championship game.

LONG BEACH, Long Island (WABC) -- Remembrances were held on Saturday for a Little League baseball player as his team won their championship game.

The Long Beach Braves led a moment of silence for Lazar LaPenna before they played. They defeated their opponents, the Astros 10-6.

Lazar collapsed and died last month after making it to first base. He had an epileptic seizure which may have been triggered by his excitement about getting on base.

The night before he died, Lazar and his family celebrated his 10th birthday at a local restaurant.

"It's just so sad," father Greg LaPenna said.

Lazar was a huge Mets fan and loved playing baseball.

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