Eastlake Little Leaguers to get heroes’ welcome

CHULA VISTA (CNS) – A homecoming celebration is scheduled in Chula Vista
Thursday night in honor of the Eastlake Little League All-Star Team that won the
U.S. Championship in this year's Little League World Series before losing the
championship game to a team from Japan.

“We are thrilled to share in the excitement and celebrate the
achievement of Eastlake Little League as they bring home the U.S. Championship
banner,” Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox said.

The free event is being held at Sleep Train Amphitheatre and will
feature music and entertainment from DJ C-Riz and Channel 93.3's Frankie V, the
San Diego Padres Pad Squad and Swingin' Friar, a marching band and
cheerleaders. It starts at 7 p.m., with parking lots opening at 5 p.m. and
gates opening at 6 p.m.

Also expected at the celebration is National Baseball Hall of Famer Tony
Gwynn. The emcee will be Scott Kaplan from the Scott and BR Show on Mighty
1090.

Eastlake won the U.S. Championship by beating their counterparts from
Connecticut 12-1 on Saturday in South Williamsport, Pa. The team was six outs
away from winning Sunday's Little League World Series Championship Game but
allowed three runs in the fifth inning in a 6-4 loss to the team representing
the Musashi Fuchu Little League of Tokyo.

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