UPDATE: Sugar Land Skeeters will be honoring Needville Little Leaguers

Needville Little League logo, as collected from Facebook on Aug. 6, 2021.
Needville Little League logo, as collected from Facebook on Aug. 6, 2021. (Needville Little League/Facebook)

UPDATE: The Skeeters have informed KPRC 2 this recognition will not be taking place on Monday as orginally planned. Instead, this will wait until a later date, to be determined.

The Needville Little League All-Star team will be honored before the Skeeters get going on their Monday doubleheader.

The Skeeters’ first game starts at 4:05 p.m. on Monday. It’s before that game when the Needville Little League team will be honored.

A few weeks ago, the Needville little leaguers had won the Texas East title and were competing in the Waco regionals for a chance at the Little League World Series in Williamsport. However, due to a positive COVID-19 test from a member of the coaching staff, the team was sent home.

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That positive test has since been disputed.

A GoFundMe has also been started to pursue legal recourse on behalf of the Needville Little Leaguers.

As for Monday, the Needville Little Leaguers will not only receive pre-game recognition, but members of the team will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Skeeters play the Albuquerque Isotopes.


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Born in Canada but raised in Houston, Howard joined KPRC 2 in 2021 after five years at ESPN. Before that, Howard was a reporter on Houston Rockets and Houston Astros game broadcasts. Among the events that Howard has covered on site: the NBA bubble and the Basketball Hall of Fame inductions for both Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. He's H-town proud!