Jeff/GRC boys baseball wins regional, headed to Little League World Series

Jeff/GRC boys baseball wins regional, headed to Little League World Series

Jeff/GRC boys baseball wins regional, headed to Little League World Series

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 1:55 PM

(WHAS)-In 2002 valley sports not only made it to the Little League World Series, but they won it all.

Now six years later another Kentuckiana team is headed to Williamsport.

Jeffersonville/GRC won the regional final Saturday night.

But it was not easy against Mt. Vernon, Ohio, a team they already beat once.

Little league games only go six innings, but this one was still tied at four in the 11th.

That's when Jeff/GRC broke it open. It all started with a past ball, Jeff/GRC goes ahead 5-4.

Everyone took some abuse in this game, even the umpire, just trying to get out of the way.

Austin Hines hit a three-run homer and broadened the lead, 11-4.

Coach Derek Ellis stated, "We haven't been in this position since 1965, so this is pretty special to represent Jeffersonville and this little league on this grand stage. I'm just so excited."

Jeff/GRC has become the 14th team from Indiana to make it to the Little League World Series. They leave for Williamsport on Tuesday, August 12. The opening ceremonies are Friday at noon, and their first game will be Friday night at 8 against the Mid-Atlantic champions.

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