The Sweetwater Valley Little League team suffered its first loss of 2015 Little League all-star season when it fell 8-4 to the Southwest Champions from Pearland, Texas in a Little League World Series game at South Williamsport, PA. on Sunday afternoon.
The boys from Bonita went undefeated in five tournaments before this first loss. They won the District 42 Championship, the Section 7 Championship, the Southern California Sub-Division Tournament, the Southern California Championship and the Western Regionals before advancing to the Little League World Series.
Sweetwater Valley’s record is 17-1 in overall tournament competition, and yet they are still alive in the double-elimination international tournament. The West Champions will play the New England Champs from Cranston, R.I. today in an elimination game. The game will be televised on ESPN2 at 5 p.m.
Pearland West Little League, which is in a suburb of Houston, plays again Wednesday against Pennsylvania’s Mid-Atlantic Champion, Red Land, Penn., who defeated Southeast Champion, Northwood Little League, of South Carolina, 9-8. That game will be televised on ESPN at 5 p.m.