Vancouver’s Little Mountain will get large B.C. welcome after journey to Little League World Sequence

Vancouver’s Little Mountain will get large B.C. welcome after journey to Little League World Sequence

The Little Mountain Baseball All-Stars returned dwelling to a heroes welcome on Tuesday after representing Canada on the Little League World Sequence.

Family and friends gathered at Vancouver Worldwide Airport to greet the crew. 

“The previous couple of weeks have been insane. It has been loopy,” mentioned 11-year-old Ben Meichenbaum, who performs third base and proper area. 

 The crew earned the appropriate to compete within the seventy fifth Little League World Sequence after successful a provincial title and defeating Moose Jaw 9–4 within the Canadian regional last earlier this month.

As soon as in Pennsylvania, Canada beat North Brisbane, Australia, 7–0 and Takarazuka, Japan, 6–0 within the event.

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Little Mountain Little Leaguers head dwelling

The Little Mountain Little League crew landed again dwelling in Vancouver on Tuesday, after competing for over a month however in the end shedding to Curacao within the Little League World Sequence.

Beating a crew from Japan, a rustic with a historical past of success within the event, was a supply of delight for Meichenbaum.

“It simply felt like we shocked the world,” he mentioned. “No person anticipated that to occur. I feel now we have tons to be pleased with.”

Meichenbaum’s mother Daybreak Mackey mentioned it was a thrill to look at her son play at such a excessive stage.

“You dream of this, however you at all times know that there is so many items that need to fall into place to make this occur … it is like a dream come true,” she mentioned.

The Little Mountain Baseball All-Stars received video games in opposition to groups from Australia and Japan earlier than being eradicated by Curacao. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

The dream run ended for the Little Mountain Little Leaguers after they have been eradicated from title competition by a well-rounded crew from Willemstad, Curacao, which went on to the finals.

The Little Mountain Baseball All-Stars return dwelling from competing on the 2022 Little League World Sequence. The crew final competed within the event in 2010. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Little Mountain supervisor Ulysses Yan, whose son Graydon is on the crew, mentioned the journey to Williamsport was the end result of years of laborious work. 

“With my son on the crew as properly, we have been taking part in since he was 4,” Yan mentioned. “It is a very proud second being a father and a coach.”

The crew was honoured at a Toronto Blue Jays sport at Rogers Centre on Monday night time. Plans are within the works to satisfy the Vancouver Canadians and Vancouver Canucks. 

What else is on the agenda for the Little Leaguers now that September is across the nook?

“Oh yeah, I assume now we have college,” mentioned pitcher Jaxon Mayervich, who performs first base and pitcher. “I am not enthusiastic about that, although.”

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