WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport Little League’s 12-and-under All-Stars look to take the next step Sunday when they play Sammamish, Wash., in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Game time is 2 p.m. Sunday. The game will be televised by ABC.
Westport, 19-0 this summer and the New England region champions, advanced with a 3-2 win Thursday over South Nashville, Tenn. Washington, the Northwest region champion, advanced with an 8-4 win over the Southwest champion from Corpus Christi, Texas.
Westport scored two runs in the fifth to overcome a 2-1 deficit. Ricky Offenberg’s home run and Chad Knight’s RBI double sparked Westport’s winning rally.
“We are living the dream,’’ Knight said on the Little League website after Friday’s win.
Harry Azadian figures to get the start for Westport. He was the winning pitcher in relief of Knight in Thursday’s victory. Read the full game story here on The Daily Voice.
Westport fans who do not make the trip to Williamsport can watch with other team fans at several area restaurants. See a list here.
Longtime Little League coach Tom Whelan is savoring the run at the World Series. Read about him here on The Daily Voice.