SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- It’s here and will stay for the next ten days! Yes we’re talking about the Little League World Series.
Thousands of spectators from around the world have descended on South Williamsport to cheer on their favorite team.
All eyes were on Volunteer Stadium Thursday as the 71st season of the Little League World Series kicked off with opening ceremonies.
16 teams introduced to families, friends, and everyone around the world.
“I mean it’s pretty cool, all those teams from all over the country, world. It puts it into perspective,” says Brian Miller, a Team Southwest fan.
Miller was a spectator of the games back in 1970 when he was 11 years old. He’s excited to come back and watch his grandson represent the Southwest Team from Texas.
“Him get a hit! I am telling you right now they’re going to win,” says Miller.
A confidence all fans have for their team.
Cole Heisey and his family are from the Hershey area and have been coming for six years to cheer on the Mid-Atlantic region. Heisey says he loves all characteristics of the players.
“Different height, different players, to see the different jerseys and to see all the cool features they get and that’s the cool part,” says Heisey.
As players walk off the field from opening ceremonies, they remember 7,000 teams had the chance for the ultimate title they all desire. Fans will watch anxiously to see who ends up in the final game.
“It’s mind boggling,” says Miller. “It’s something he may not comprehend yet until later in his life.”
As the games in South Williamsport unfold over the next week, stay with Eyewitness News as the Little League World Series plays out.