Sweetwater Valley Little League team returns from Little League World Series

BONITA (KUSI) – The Sweetwater Valley Little League all-star team that competed for the U.S. championship in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, flew home Monday night and will be honored at an event Tuesday. 

The teams claimed the West Region title in San Bernardino and put up a strong showing in the Little League World Series before falling in an elimination game Thursday night, 9-7, to Pearland West, the Southwest Region entrant from Texas.

The Texans were the only ones to defeat the ballplayers from Bonita and northeastern Chula Vista, doing so twice.

Sweetwater Valley was the 11th team from San Diego County to qualify for the Little League World Series and third in seven years.

The welcome home event will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Sweetwater Valley Little League field. Representatives of the county of San Diego and city of Chula Vista will be on hand at the celebration, along with Channel 93.3, the Eastlake and Bonita Vista high school cheer squads, and the San Diego Padres Pad Squad.

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