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/Facebook, 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!