Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Grand Slam: OC Little League Team Gets Star Welcome After Winning World Series

kidswatchingbaseball.jpg
Photo by susan catherine via the LAist Featured Photos pool
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Huntington Beach's Ocean View Little League team has brought joy upon their town, returning home last night after beating Japan in the Little League World Championships in Pennsylvania on Sunday.

Upon their arrival, the team -- which consists of boys between the ages of 11 and 13 -- were greeted by family, friends and fans, reports ABC 7. The kids expressed their excitement over the turnout:

"It's just amazing that our hometown is cheering for us," said Trevor Windisch. "A lot of people are here, and it's just a dream come true."

The team scored the title in a 2-1 victory, after beating out Montana-Billings Big Sky on Saturday for the chance to play Japan. On their way home from their world series win, which was broadcast on ESPN, they were approached by fans for autographs and photos.

Support for LAist comes from

NBC LA reports that the team, which was the first OC team to win the little league world championship, will meet President Obama in February.