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

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

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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)

    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.

    Eastlake All-Stars Prep for Westport

    [DGO] 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.

    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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