PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - A win in Warner Robbins sends a Georgia Little League Team to the big game.
It's been seven long years since a Georgia team made it to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. But with the Peachtree City team's win at the Southeast Regional Tournament Wednesday, that dry spell has come to an end.
The Peachtree City Little League Team returned home to a hero’s welcome Wednesday night. The team will represent the Southeast Region in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
"I think it will be really fun. I just want to have fun with my teammates and make new friends," said pitcher Jansen Kenty.
"I think we just have to go out there and think it's a normal game and we will be successful," said left fielder James Hooper.
"They are just fun to be around. They are relaxed and nothing gets to them. I think that sets them apart," said Coach Patrick Gloriod.
Peachtree City clinched the Southeast Title by beating South Riding, Virginia 3-0. The team joins seven other regional winners as well as teams from Spain, South Korea, Puerto Rico, Japan, Panama, Mexico, and Australia.
The boys and their coaches leave Saturday for Williamsport. Their first game is a week from this Friday at 8 p.m. against the West Region.