More people greeted the Northwest Little League All-Stars returning Thursday to Greer’s GSP airport than presidential Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Trump had come and gone for his speaking engagement in Greenville by the time the Northwood Little League players and their families came down the escalator. A crowd of several hundred family, friends and supporters cheered their heroes home from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
The Taylors Northwood Little League players will arrive home at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer at 3:12 p.m. Thursday.
The Southeast Regional champions, the first team from South Carolina to win a game in the Little League World Series, is the first team from the state to play in the LLWS since Clinton in 1950.
A bloop infield single in the top of the fifth inning scored the run that ended Northwood’s dream at the Little League World Series Monday at Williamsport, Pa.
Maddox Burr of Kentucky dropped a two-out floater of a pop fly just over the pitcher’s head and too soft for shortstop Alex Edmondson to make the final out of the inning. Kentucky held on to eliminate the Southeast Regional champs, 4-3.
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Northwood staged a miraculous comeback Sunday in the Little League World Series but fell in the bottom of the sixth inning to home-crowd favorite, Pennsylvania, 8-7 in a winner’s bracket game.
While most kids in Greenville County returned to school this week, the Northwood Little League team traveled to Pennsylvania to compete in the Little League World Series.
Their return to the classroom is delayed, the first team from South Carolina since 1950 to play in Williamsport is being supported, both in spirit and academically, by their respective middle schools.
Having a day between games isn’t like taking a day off for the Northwood Little League team.
By beating Cranston, R.I. (Northeast) 6-1 Friday, Northwood (Southeast) is thrust into the winner’s bracket. Northwood’s next game is Sunday at 7 p.m. against Pennsylvania, the hometown favorite. Pennsylvania smashed Missouri 18-0 Friday.
The winner of Monday’s game won’t play again until Wednesday.
Northwood will have practice sessions in fielding and hitting Saturday.
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Alex Edmondson pitched a no-hitter and batted the Northwood Little League to a first round win in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., Friday. Northwood (Southeast) beat Cranston, R.I. (Northeast), 7-1. Terrence Gist blasted a mammoth home at Lamade Stadium.
Meet the players of the Northwood Little League team that won the Southeast Regional to advance to the Little League World Series. Photography by Jana Candler.
Steady rain cancelled today’s opening ceremonies at the Little League World Series and forced the Northwood Little League team to change its scheduled game time on Friday.
Northwood’s game as Southeast champions will be played at 5 p.m., one hour later than previously scheduled on Friday. The Taylors team will play New England at historic Lamade Stadium. Northwood will be the visitors.
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It’s going to be a fast and furious day for the Northwood Little League team.
It is taking the Northwood Little League team as much work to meet all the public demands than just practicing and playing games at Williamsport, Pa.
The Taylors team has been whisked from public appearances to demands by Little League World Series officials to ESPN production staff getting background information for the televised games.
It takes a special coordination for teams to hit all the marks in their daily and evening schedules.
Taylors will play Rhode Island, the New England Regional Champions, in a first-round game at the Little League World Series on Friday at 4 p.m.
The Northwood Little League baseball team and coaches were delayed leaving Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this morning because technical problems at a Federal Aviation Administration center in Virginia, according to authorities.
Northwood was to leave at 6:30 a.m. and arrive in Pennsylvania at their hotel by 4:30 p.m. The team is now scheduled to arrive at 9:30 p.m.
The Northwood Little League players are getting a taste of what it’s like to be in a Major League Baseball World Series.
Friday was a day off, of sorts, as the players and coaches spent overnight in Warner Robbins, Ga., after winning the Southeast Regional Championship on Thursday. Players and families had an opportunity to spend a little time together Thursday evening after the game, but afterwards many parents returned home to their jobs.
Northwood from Taylors, the South Carolina state champion, beat Virginia Thursday to win the Southeast Regional Little League Championship at Warner Robbins, Ga., 7-0.
Alex Edmondson hit two home runs and pitched a no-hitter to lead Northwood to the win.
Northwood, the South Carolina state champion, will play Virginia in the Little League Southeast Regional championship at 5 p.m. Thursday at Warner Robbins, Ga. The game will be televised on ESPN2.
Northwood Little League defeated Florida, 6-5, on Tuesday at Warner Robbins, Ga., to advance to the Southeast Regional baseball championship.
Northwood, unbeaten, 3-0, in the tournament, and the South Carolina state champions, advances to Thursday’s championship game at 5 p.m.