Members of the Southwest Region team from River Ridge Louisiana celebrate after defeating the Caribbean Region team from Willemstad, Curacao to win the Championship Game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 25, 2019 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The East Bank youth baseball team based in River Ridge is the 2019 Little League World Champions.
The Louisiana team defeated a team from Curacao 8-0 to take the title yesterday afternoon, becoming the first team from the Pelican State to claim the honor.
East Bank had to win six straight games to become champs after losing the first game of the tournament and being sent to the elimination bracket.
Louisiana's Reece Roussel set a new Little League World Series record with 17 hits over the course of the competition including two hits in the championship game.