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