North Oldham loses 10-0 in Little League World Series; Fans still proud of team
LA GRANGE, KY (WAVE)- For much of Sunday evening, the mood was electric. The spirit...exciting. Those gathered at the La Grange Community Center said they are proud of the North Oldham little league team.
"Today is just really exciting," Kitty Bierbaum a fan in attendance at the community center watch party said.
Abigail Reynolds, another fan, was also there to support the team.
"I just hope they win and they play amazing," She said "I hope that it's a dogfight the whole time and that it's a good game."
Sunday evening, eyes were focused on the large auditorium screen. For North Oldham, people hoped they would go all the way to the finals.
"If they do play next Sunday, they'll probably have 50 buses going from here!," Bierbaum said.
Reynolds said she knows some of the members on the team.
"I know these boys have been waiting for this for a long time," She said "I go to school with them and hear them talk about baseball 24/7. For me to see that is just amazing."
With every cheer, the community's support was clear.
"It's been an incredible 2 nights of watching our little league boys play," Jeff Tindall, event organizer and North Oldham little league board member said "North Oldham little league has put La Grange, Kentucky on the map. Everybody is so excited about this."
As the game went on, technical difficulties forced some to watch on a smaller screen.
Joel Melloan, another fan, said "That was really bad to finally get it and see that they're losing."
There was a score of five to zero as the game went on, but spirits were still high.
"No matter what happens tonight, we're gonna play tomorrow, or we're gonna play Wednesday. A loss will not hurt us," Tindall said.
Bill Campbell said he was proud of the team.
"Just very proud of the team. They're a good bunch of kids," He said.
But, in the 4th inning, the North Oldham little league lost ten to zero.
Christel Kemble watched the last pitch as the team lost.
"Oh I know, I know. That's ok though. We'll come back stronger, tomorrow," She said
"We wanted to keep the pitch count down, so we could save our pitchers. It's disappointing, But, we've got a great group of guys."
Donna Powers also watched the last play of the game.
"You know what, we're so proud of them," She said "It doesn't matter how tonight ended. they're not done yet. We're gonna come back tomorrow, and as my son said: 'Kick some butt!"
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 GMT
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