What a run by the Alpine American Little League All-Stars!
This was the best team in Alpine American history, winning both District and Sectional championships.
Only a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Solana Beach in eight innings Monday night will keep Alpine from making a possible run at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
But what a year to remember!
This team had heart, and it tore the hearts of everyone in attendance from Alpine at Chollas Lake Little League when the team was eliminated.
Even then, Alpine showed its fighting spirit by coming back from a 1-0 deficit with two runs in the top of the sixth.
Congratulations go out to all team members ... and to announcers Marc Bailey and Chuck Taylor of Lite 107.9 FM in Alpine for keeping the community informed of the happenings with this magnificent team.
On a night when the Padres’ bullpen blew a three-run lead in the eighth inning (again), Solana Beach’s bullpen held tough in extra innings to secure the victory.
Best of luck to Solana Beach from here on out as San Diego County’s representative. All the folks in Alpine hope to see the classy team from Solana Beach in the Little League World Series one month from now!
(Photo courtesy of The Alpine Sun)