Georgia falls to Hawaii in Little League U.S. Championship game

WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. — Despite a tough loss, the Little League team from Peachtree City not only made history Saturday, they also made metro Atlanta proud as they took on Hawaii in the U.S. Championship game in the Little League World Series.

The team will play the World Series consolation game against Japan at 10:o0 a.m.

People across the metro watched the game LIVE on Channel 2 Saturday afternoon as the team battled it out in their second attempt to beat Hawaii in the series.

Channel 2's Chris Jose and photojournalist Oscar Carrillo de Albornoz traveled to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, following the team throughout the weekend.

Jose spoke with some of the parents of Little Leaguers after Saturday’s game. They said they are extremely proud of the team.

Through at least half of the game, Peachtree City fought off Hawaii, going scoreless. That changed later on, and Hawaii ended up beating the team in a 3-0 shutout.

The team will play the World Series consolation game against Japan at 10:o0 a.m.


Back in the team’s hometown, people packed Johnny’s Pizza to root on the team. Several local businesses even had T-shirts made up to support the team, with the proceeds going to the team and their families.

Supporters told Channel 2's Christian Jennings that the team has brought so much joy to the community, and they can't wait until they get back to congratulate the Little Leaguers in person.

“We’re so proud of these guys, we’re proud of Patrick, we’re proud of the kids. To bring this to Peachtree City was unbelievable. They’ve gone further than any (local) team has gone before,” one supporter told Jennings.

“It was really exciting. I thought they were really going to win. They did really good though,” another young supporter said.

A welcome home party is being planned for the team at Johnny’s Pizza for Monday shortly after they arrive back home.

The team still has one more game to go. They play Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

We'll have live coverage of the game on Channel 2 Action News Sunday AM starting at 6 a.m.