A year after being denied at the doorstep, Loudoun South American cleared its final obstacle to a first-ever trip to the Little League Baseball World Series in emphatic fashion August 7 in Warner Robins, Georgia.
Representing Virginia as state champions, Loudoun South scored four runs in the second inning and broke the game open with six runs in the fifth on its way to a 12-2 victory over Peachtree City (Georgia) in the Southeast Region championship game.
Loudoun South becomes the first team from Virginia to advance to the Little League World Series since 1994. In the process, Loudoun South avenged a 3-0 loss to Peachtree City in the 2018 Southeast Region title game.
“One of the things we said before we ran onto the field was finish the job, finish what we were not able to finish last year,” Loudoun South manager Alan Bowden said. “For us to finish it today was really special.”
The 16-team Little League World Series begins August 15 and continues through August 25 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.