CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Chula Vista will honor the Eastlake Little League All-Star Team Thursday evening with a homecoming celebration at Sleep Train Amphitheatre.
The team won the U.S. Championship in this year’s Little League World Series last week before losing the world championship game to a team from Japan.
“We are thrilled to share in the excitement and celebrate the achievement of Eastlake Little League as they bring home the U.S. Championship banner,” Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox said.
The free event is being will feature music and entertainment from DJ C-Riz and Channel 93.3’s Frankie V, the San Diego Padres Pad Squad and Swingin’ Friar, a marching band and cheerleaders. It starts at 7 p.m., with parking lots opening at 5 p.m. and gates opening at 6 p.m.
Also expected at the celebration is National Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. The emcee will be Scott Kaplan from the Scott and BR Show on Mighty 1090.
Eastlake won the U.S. Championship by beating their counterparts from Connecticut 12-1 on Saturday in South Williamsport, Pa. The team was six outs away from winning Sunday’s Little League World Series Championship Game but allowed three runs in the fifth inning in a 6-4 loss to the team representing the Musashi Fuchu Little League of Tokyo.