Brownsville Sluggers head to 2014 Little League World Series
POSTED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 3:44pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 1:33pm
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — A Brownsville baseball team is getting the opportunity to fly to Los Angeles tomorrow to compete in the 2014 Little League World Series.
The Brownsville Sluggers will compete against eight teams from around the world.
Most of the Little League players are between 12 and 14, and have been coached by the same person for nearly ten years.
A couple players described how Jorge Eguia's coaching efforts have helped them to succeed. They also mentioned how hard they played in the last game to make it to the World Series.
"He's a really good coach and I'm not just saying that because he's my dad, but he really helps all of us out and we've matured over the years because of him. We've been better because of him," said Brownsville Slugger right fielder and pitcher Allen Eguia. "I feel confident that we'll be able to win it all over there in the world series in California."
"Well we started off real good, we started off with a 7-0 lead and then they came back with four runs and then we just blew it open in the third inning," said Brownsville Slugger first baseman Cristian Gonzalez. "I'm looking forward to playing teams from out of the country. I'm really just excited to go."
The Brownsville Sluggers will play their first World Series game on Friday.