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Eastbank Little League World Series Champions: They won the Championship now a Parade, White House and enjoying All-Star Status!

Dats Dem Little Boys! They brought back Louisiana’s first World Championship, and now they are being honored in a parade, they are going to the White House, and they are being treated like All-Star Champions! Well, they are, and I love it! Congratulations Eastbank Little League! Y’all made me miss my days of watching my baby play AAU, but I was able to cheer just the same y’all. A Baller’s Mom is Mom to all the ballplayers and Im so proud and happy for y’all!

This past weekend in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the Eastbank won the Little League World Series! The Eastbank team fought its way back through the losers’ bracket after dropping its opening game of the tournament to Hawaii, winning six games in eight days and becoming the first team to win the LLWS after losing its first game since the tournament expanded in 2001.

Eastbank (La.) Little League from River Ridge, Louisiana, was crowned the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series Champion Saturday afternoon at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa., on the strength of an 8-0 victory over Pabao (Curaçao) Little League.for y

The team from the suburbs of New Orleans jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. In the fifth inning, the United States Champions tallied four runs and scored two more in the sixth to secure their victory. The pitching of Egan Prather (2 hits, two walks, six strikeouts) stifled Curaçao’s bats in the complete-game performance.

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Officials have released details of the plan for a parade in honor of the Little League World Series Championship team from River Ridge.

“Jefferson Parish will host a parade on Saturday, August 31st,” according to a news release. “The parade will line up on Bonnabel Blvd and Pomona and will roll at 11 am at the corner of Bonnabel Blvd and Veterans Memorial Blvd and head westbound ending at Severn.”

“The parade will feature more than 15 units and will celebrate the success of the East Bank Little League World Series Champions.”

The release says that spectators are encouraged to line the streets and celebrate the team who became the first Little League World Series Champions from Louisiana.

But the coolest invite since becoming World Champs? 

“Donald Trump when he invited us to White House,” Delatte said.

Listen to audio released on

https://wwl.radio.com/media/audio-channel/eastbank-all-star-delatte-discusses-being-world-champion

Source: WWL Radio, Jefferson Parish, World Little Championship.

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