Little League World Series Champions welcomed home Monday

Little League World Series champions return home

NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - Louisiana’s first ever Little League World Series champions returned home to New Orleans on Monday.

Players and coaches landed at the Louis Armstrong Airport and the team greeted fans in the parking lot outside the Shrine on Airline.

The celebration was held in the parking lot on Deputy James Clarius Drive near the Jefferson Performing Arts Center and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office’s fourth district location.

Welcome home the state's first ever Little League World Series champions in the parking lot outside of the Shrine on Airline.
Welcome home the state's first ever Little League World Series champions in the parking lot outside of the Shrine on Airline. (Source: Google Maps)

The Eastbank team fought through the losers’ bracket after dropping its opening game to Hawaai, winning six games in eight days, capped by becoming the first team from Louisiana to win the Little League World Series, shutting out Curacao 8-0.

In a continuation of the celebration, President Donald Trump has invited the team to the White House.

In a tweet sent Sunday evening, President Trump extended an invitation for the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, La. to attend a victory celebration held at the White House. The win Sunday, Aug. 25 marks the first time a team from Louisiana has won the Little League World Series. (Source - Twitter)
In a tweet sent Sunday evening, President Trump extended an invitation for the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, La. to attend a victory celebration held at the White House. The win Sunday, Aug. 25 marks the first time a team from Louisiana has won the Little League World Series. (Source - Twitter)

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