South Garland Little League's Big League Team Competes in World Series
South Garland Little League’s Big League team is competing in the 2015 Big League World Series in Easley, SC. The tournament started on Tuesday, July 28 and continues through Aug. 4. South Garland’s Big League team plays its first game on Wednesday, July 29, as they represent the Southwest Division.
South Garland Little League’s Big Baseball team is made up of 16, 17, and 18 year old boys who all attend or have graduated this year from schools in the Garland Independent School District. The team’s home fields are at Central Park in Garland.
The journey started only about a month ago for the South Garland team who won the District 8 Tournament at the end of June by beating West Dallas by scoring a whopping 22 runs while only giving up 4. Their winning streak continued with home field advantage at sectionals over the July 4 holiday when they beat Arlington 34-4 in two games.
The South Garland team moved through more tournaments and games during the middle of July to reach State and upset an unbeaten Lake Charles, Louisiana team advancing them to the 2015 Big League World Series Championship and crowning them the 2015 Southwest Big League Champions.
Little League Inc. flew the team and coaches out on Sunday to compete in the series. The South Garland team is only one of six teams from the United States to compete in the Big League division. Other teams represent Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe-Africa, Latin America and Mexico.
The teams have visited with local organizations, competed in a fun home-run derby and gotten to know teams from all over the world as they await competition.