WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (WPRI) — Coventry Little League has been knocked out the LLWS tournament.
The kids put up a fight against Des Moines, Iowa in an elimination game Saturday, but after six innings the team lost 9-5.
They’ll still play in a consolation game on Monday.
Eyewitness News reporter Steve Nielsen spoke with the team’s head coach following Saturday’s outcome, asking him what the kids would remember most from their experience in Williamsport.
“They’ll remember each other. They’ve spent so much time together in the dorms doing things together. I think they will remember the field, playing the game, but I think the biggest thing they will remember is each other,” coach Lou Simon said.
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Coventry has had to deal with some weather issues in their past two games. Thursday’s was delayed in the first inning because of rain and the New England Regional Championship game had to be postponed a day because of bad weather.
Eyewitness News anchor Steve Nielsen is in Williamsport for Coventry’s Championship Chase. Watch for his live reports in Eyewitness Newscasts. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter for updates.