LAS VEGAS (FOX5) Summerlin South softball arrived in North Carolina, Sunday to play on youth softball’s greatest stage. Thursday, August 12, the staff from Summerlin sporting powder blue uniforms with Nevada over the chest scored 5 runs within the first inning and by no means seemed again defeating New Jersey 5-2.
“I all the time needed to play in opposition to groups and ladies the world over and the U.S. as a result of I all the time watch it on TV, and now that I am right here it does not really feel actual,” 13-year-old Jovani Corniel stated.
Corniel helped lead her staff to the win with a two RBI double within the first inning.
“Once we stepped on the sphere all of the nerves went away,” Corniel stated.
The 5 runs within the first set the stage for a recreation stuffed with robust pitching and stellar defensive performs.
“I actually by no means thought I might really be right here and truly play in it,” 11-year-old Alexis Kearnes stated.
The staff of 10 to 12-year-olds cruised by way of the West Regionals in San Bernardino, CA to punch their ticket to the Little League World Sequence.
The pandemic slashed final 12 months’s season after a visit to the regionals in 2019. Everybody had excessive expectations that to date have been exceeded.
“Our expectations are past San Bernardino and now successful it,” Supervisor Jim Lenahan stated.
For the reason that All-Stars from Summerlin South Little League softball have been assembled in June, all Lenahan and his staff have executed is win.
“It is a enterprise journey. We actually need to make reminiscences for the ladies, however we’re right here to win,” Lenahan stated.
The gamers stated there’s been one thing particular about this staff that’s bonded them over the past month of touring and primarily residing collectively.
“You might have totally different ages and that doesn’t matter we actually play effectively collectively and we will make that connection on and off the sphere,” Corniel stated.
Friday morning is the second recreation of pool play for the staff representing Nevada. A win Friday would primarily clinch a spot within the quarterfinals of the Little League World Sequence, in response to Lenahan.