LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Fans at home did not miss one step of the way on this exciting journey. Despite not coming out on top, the North Oldham Little League All Stars sure did put on a great show.
While the team is now headed back to the Bluegrass, the overall feeling is not disappointment, but pride.
"It's awesome, insane," said Logan Vech. "It's incredible." That's all many can say when looking back at the season, the North Oldham little leaguers just put in the books.
"Even though you are from a little town, you can do big things," said Hannah Geary, fan.
"6800 teams in little league baseball and we made it to the Final 16," said Jeff Tindall, who organized all three watch parties.
Coming off a painful loss Sunday, Monday night's game started completely different. "Right off the bat Griffin McLarty hit a home run to go up 2-0," said Keaton Powell, fan.
For the next nine innings, it was a game that had everybody on the edge of their seats. "It was intense, it was a good game," said Powell. "They both played great."
"9 innings, that's a major league baseball game, not a little league game, they only play six, but to make it that far competing with Georgia and their pitcher throwing like 70- 80 mph, that's just amazing how they did that," said Garrison Simpson, fan.
While the group of 10 boys will not be advancing to the next round, there are plenty of fans who could not be prouder. "They played great and although they lost, they can still hold their heads up high, since they went to the Little League World Series," said Jett Kincer.
"It's over, it's ok, they are coming home and we will all give them big hugs and high fives when they get here," said Jennifer Simpson, fan.
"These kids are the best kids in the world, we wouldn't trade it for anything," said Tindall.
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