The Central East Maui All-Stars defeated Sunnyside, Arizona, 4-1 on Saturday to secure the Little League West Regional title and advance to the Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, PA. Manager Brad Lung joined the Sports Animals to recap their journey so far.
I just keep telling them we’re the underdog wherever we go. Just keep focus and play your hearts out. Play fundamental baseball. Make the outs that are given to us. When you go up to the plate stay focused, make contact, good things will happen. We just keep on telling the boys that over and over again and they’ve bought in, they’ve gelled together, they’ve banded as brothers and right now they’re just playing really good baseball and it’s just awesome to see.
Next up, Central East Maui (West Region) will face Eastbank from River Ridge, LA (Southwest Region) on Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. HST. All 2019 Little League World Series games will be broadcast live on the ESPN family of networks and ABC. You can also live-stream via the WatchESPN app.
via LLWS: Hawaii has played in the Little League Baseball® World Series 12 times, capturing three World Series titles, including the most recent championship won in 2018 by Honolulu, Little League.
Miles traveled to the 73rd LLBWS: 4,745.