WACO, Texas – The Post Oak Little League team is headed to the Little League World Series after beating Oklahoma 8-0 in the southwest regional championship game.
The Texas East team played at noon on Wednesday in Waco and now have their sights set on Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Post Oak will now face a team from New England on Aug. 16 in their opening game of the Little League World Series.
Coach John Klosek said he was incredibly proud of the young men and how they performed on the field.
“They are just so resilient and a great group of boys who really support each other," he said.
Klosek said that the team struggled in the first inning, but quickly flipped the momentum that started with two home runs.
“It felt amazing especially in the championship game,' Klosek said.
Catcher Andy Guy said the team kept their goal in mind.
“Our team definitely played as one," he said.
Here’s what it looked like at the watch party here in Houston for @PostOakLL when they made they final out to win the SW regional. They’re on their way to Williamsport for @LittleLeague WS. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/g9vv6VH9HQ— Adam Wexler (@KPRC2AdamW) August 8, 2018
Team hyped to take on Oklahoma
The night before the championship game, the young athletes said that they were focused and determined.
“We don’t want to have an off day, we want to get out there and play," said center fielder Parrish Facciponte.
Third baseman Carter Pitts said that he felt like making it this far was a big achievement for the team.
“I think we are nervous and excited; it's pretty cool, a once in a lifetime opportunity," he said.
The team's trip to regionals already marks the furthest of any team in the 60-year history of Post Oak Little League.
Parent, Chris Kugle, said that the group of athletes has been very dedicated and he is proud of the bigger life lessons that they have learned.
“They do a great job lifting each other up. No one gets upset. They are the true definition of a team," Kugle said.