Post Oak sluggers one step closer to Intermediate Little League title

An all-star team from the Post Oak Little League is playing a team from North Carolina its first game near San Francisco, California.

July 30, 2013 8:32:17 PM PDT
A group of young ball players from Houston is trying to win the Little League Intermediate World Series, and they got a little closer to that goal on Tuesday.

The all-star team from the Post Oak Little League beat Collier, Pennsylvania, 6-4 during its first game near San Francisco, California. They now move on to play Rutherfordton, North Carolina at noon Wednesday.

The Post Oak team is representing the U.S. southwest region in the 10-team international tournament. This is a new division of Little League. The players are a little older than the ones who play in the famous Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

"Something that Little Leagues come up with to bridge the gap between the 12-year-olds and high school and it's unbelievable. They've done a great job with it," Post Oak Little League coach John Thompson said.

The team has not given up more than five runs in any one game, and most importantly, every one of these players is thrilled to be there.

Many boys on this Post Oak team have played ball together since they were eight years old and consider themselves family.

Assuming the Post Oak team wins, they will be off on Thursday and back on the field Friday.

ABC13 Reporter Katie McCall is following the team out in California. Look for reports from her on later editions of Eyewitness News.

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