For the second year in a row, an American team has captured the Little League World Series. The title is going back to River Ridge, Louisiana.
No Louisiana team had ever qualified for the Little League World Series before Eastbank Little League in River Ridge did it this year.
Today, they dominated Curacao, winning the title game by an 8-0 score.
LOUISIANA WINS IT ALL 🏆
— ESPN (@espn) August 25, 2019
River Ridge’s win today caps off a dizzying run to the championship. The Southwest Region champs lost their first game of the tournament to Hawaii, putting themselves behind the 8-ball.
From that point on, they wouldn’t lose again, beating teams from Oregon, Minnesota, New Jersey and Virginia to reach the US Championship Game on Saturday. There, they exacted their revenge on Hawaii, setting up a battle with Curacao today.
The “Boyz from the Bayou” jumped out early and never looked back. You can see the final out of their championship game victory below.
— Little League (@LittleLeague) August 25, 2019
Hats off to the Eastbank Little Leaguers. You just did something that thousands of kids your age only dream about.
Enjoy the parade.