UPDATE: Stormy weather postponed Wednesday’s game. Loudoun South will return to the field at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug 16 to take on New England champs Barrington, RI.
After storming through the Southeast Region tournament in Warner Robins, GA last week, the history-making Loudoun South American All-Star team is in Williamsport, PA hoping to keep the hot streak rolling.
It is the first time in a quarter century that a team from Virginia has qualified for the Little League World Series.
The South Riding-based team emerged from the regional tournament riding a 16-game winning streak that will be on the line when they return to the field at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 to face the champion of the New England region from Barrington, RI, a team that was accused of unsportsmanlike play during their tournament run.
Today’s game will be televised live on ESPN.
After a few days at home after the tournament, the Loudoun team was back on the bus Saturday to travel to Williamsport. The team is housed in dorms and was outfitted with new uniforms by World Series organizers.
The World Series includes eight U.S. teams and eight international teams, which will battle in individual double elimination brackets to decide the participants in the championship game on Aug. 25.