TORRANCE (CBSLA) — The all-star team from the Torrance Little League became the first team from Los Angeles County to play in the Little League World Series since 1994.
Torrance faced its counterpart from North Manchester-Hooksett (New Hampshire) Little League at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.READ MORE: Woman Says She Was Refused Service At An Encino Dunkin' Donuts For Being Deaf
Torrance defeated New Hampshire 10-1.
Only invited friends and family of teams and other high-level supporters were able to see the game in person due to COVID-19.
However, viewing parties for the 4 p.m. were held at Rizzo’s Pizza, 24100 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, and The Crest Sports Bar & Grill, 1625 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance.
Dale Cornett has several connections to the Torrance Little League team. His grandson Levi is a player, his son Wayne is a coach and his daughter-in-law is a league rep.READ MORE: Illegal Marijuana Grow Bust Nets Nearly 30,000 Plants And Leads To 31 Arrests In San Bernardino
“It’s so much fun. This is the most amazing thing in the world,” Cornett said. “I’m so proud of this team.”
Annette Rossi, the owner of Rizzo’s Pizza, said it’s been a healthy distraction after organized sports were canceled last year because of the pandemic.
“We need something to look forward to,” Rossi said. “We need somebody to cheer for and these kids have been fantastic.”
The all-star team from the Northridge Little League is the most recent previous Los Angeles County team to play in the Little League World Series.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County
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