Williamsport Woes: First Loss for Park View

Loyal fans remain optimistic heading into single-elimination

By Elizabeth Ireland
|  Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009  |  Updated 8:37 AM PDT
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Williamsport Woes: First Loss for Park View

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Chula Vista, Calif.'s Andy Rios (6) rounds third base.

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Williamsport Woes: First Loss for Park View

Loyal fans remain optimistic heading into single-elimination.
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From the beginning, it was apparent, the team from San Antonio was going to be hard to beat Tuesday night at the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania. Two Texas players each hit two-run homers to lead their team past Chula Vista 6-3.

“They just weren’t hitting like they usually do, but they are kids, they are going to have off games,” fan Jennifer Snyder said.

Kiki Garcia's two-run homer in the first initially gave California a 2-0 lead. But then a San Antonio homer followed a two-run triple by Drew Brooks to put Texas up 4-2. California got a run back in the fourth before a straightaway center put Texas up three runs.

Park View is now 2-1 in Pool B and stands 20-3 in All-Star competition. But, they have another chance. Here on out, the tournament is single-elimination.

“Don’t hang your heads guys, keep it up there and we are still proud of you. No matter what happens, just come out Thursday and go get them!” said Park View Board member Mike McNaugheon.

Park View plays Warner Robins, Georgia in Thursday’s semifinal game. While, Texas stays undefeated and will play Staten Island, New York Wednesday.

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