The West U Little League Seniors won their second World Series championship in as many years Saturday, defeating the East Holmes Little League from Holmes County, Ohio, by an 8-1 score.
This West University Place team is the first team to win back-to-back world titles since the Senior Division World Series has been in Bangor, Maine.
The WULL Seniors also became the first league to win three World Series titles in Bangor. The others were in 2009 and 2014.
Fans cheered the victory at a “watch party” at Little Matt’s in West U, including WULL President Robby Winston, the father of player Jimmy Winston.
Even Jimmy’s sister was at the party — Grace Winston, 19, and her best friend, Natalie Warren, 19, took time off from their preparations to head back to college atUT Austin and joined other fans.
WULL President Winston said there “will be a parade” to celebrate the team’s second championship.
The manager of the team is Clint Sauls and the coaches are Cape Bell, Parker Duffie, and James Williamson.
he 2015 Roster includes 16 year-olds from last year’s team: Jared Burch, John Doxakis, Mitchell Black, Harry Burks, Turner Gauntt, Michael Streitmann, Jacob Millender, Jimmy Winston, William James, Owen Holt and Joe Gobillot.
This year the Senior All Stars added Henry Hughey, Thomas Parks, Barron Brown, Joe Sondock and Brady McConaty.