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Bridgeport Little League All-Stars Eliminated From Southeast Regional Play

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BRIDGEPORT -

Little League Baseball has never been bigger in the City of Bridgeport.

Heading into last weekend, Bridgeport featured a pair of state champions.

Both the 9/10 and 10/11-year-old Bridgeport All-Star teams won the right to represent the state of West Virginia in the Southeast Regional.

The 9/10-year-olds went 1-2 over the weekend with a win over South Carolina on Sunday night. The Bridgeport 10/11-year-olds went 1-3 on the trip, defeating Alabama on Sunday evening.

The 10/11-year-old team was in action on Tuesday afternoon in semifinal play, but fell at the hands of Florida, 3-2 in walk-off fashion.

The semifinal round was the furthest any West Virginia Little League team has advanced. Bridgeport 10/11-year-old Head Coach Wayne Goodwin said he is proud of his players, and of the support shown by the Bridgeport community.

"It means the world to us coaches. But these kids, we've tried to press upon them that we're a family. We love these kids. 10 years from now, we're still going to be a family with this group. It's just that they're a close knit group. They've worked their butt off. It's good for them to see, every time we play Florida now, we're getting closer and closer. A couple of the Florida parents made the comment last night that they weren't really wanting to face us today. That says a lot about where this team has come," Goodwin said.

 

9/10-Year-Old Southeast Regional

Saturday, July 27th

West Virginia (Bridgeport) 8, Tennessee 9 - 7 Innings

 

Sunday, July 28th

West Virginia (Bridgeport) 12, South Carolina 8

 

Monday, July 29th

West Virginia (Bridgeport) 6, Virginia 9

***Elimination Game

 

10/11-Year-Old Southeast Regional

Saturday, July 27th

West Virginia (Bridgeport) 1, Florida 5

 

Sunday, July 28th

West Virginia (Bridgeport) 5, Alabama 1

 

Monday, July 29th

West Virginia (Bridgeport) 2, Georgia 6

 

Tuesday, July 30th

West Virginia (Bridgeport) 2, Florida 3

***Semifinal/Elimination Game