Eastlake All-Stars to Face Westport in U.S. Championship Game

Both teams are set to play in Saturday's U.S. Championship game

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Aug 23, 2013  |  Updated 8:53 PM PDT
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Eastlake All-Stars Prep for Westport

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Chula VIsta, Calif.'s Grant Holman, center, is swarmed by celebrating teammates after hitting a three-run home run off Westport, Conn., pitcher Max Popken in the ninth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. The team from Chula Vista, Calif., won 6-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Eastlake All-Stars Prep for Westport

Eastlake Coach Doug Holman spoke with NBC 7 News Today on Wednesday to talk about the team's experience in Williamsport, Penn.
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The Eastlake All-Stars, aka West Regional champs, advanced to the U.S. Championship game after winning 3-6 against Westport, Conn., Wednesday.

Now it appears the Chula Vista, Calif. team will face Connecticut again in the match to decide the national champs.

On Friday, Westport earned a 14-13 win over Washington in extra innings.

Now, the teams will meet again for Saturday's 3:30 p.m. Championship game at Lamade Stadium.

Yard signs have been populating in the community of Eastlake in the South Bay since the Eastlake All-Stars earned the West Regional championship title in San Bernardino two weeks ago.

The signs tout "Find a Way" - the team's slogan that has helped them get to Williamsport, Penn. and just one game from playing in the Little League World Series.

The Eastlake Little League All-Stars roster includes Grant Holman, Jake Espinoza, Micah Wiggs, Michael Gaines, Kevin Bateman, Rennard Williams, Dominic Haley, Charly Peterson, Giancarlo Cortez, Nick Mora, Patrick Archer and Ricky Tibbett.

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