The Sweetwater Valley Little League won its opening game of the Little League World Series Friday, beating the Great Lakes team from Bowling Green, Kentucky, 14-2.
The Bonita/Chula Vista champs play again tonight, Monday, in their first elimination game.
In the meantime, they have a huge fan in former San Diegan/Padres first baseman (and current Dodgers player), Adrian Gonzalez.
In a Twitter exchange with the Chargers, Gonzalez confirmed that he once played for Sweetwater Valley Little League, and he was behind the team.
Adrian Gonzalez Tweet
@Chargers @GoSVLL congrats SVLL, I am an alumni, awesome. Good Luck, will be rooting for you guys! - Adrian Gonzalez (@AdrianTitan23) August 16, 2015
The former Padres All-Star tweeted encouragement to the young ballers, saying “Do it guys! Keep swinging those bats.”
#SVLL do it guys! Keep swinging those bats. #loudnoises - Adrian Gonzalez (@AdrianTitan23) August 21, 2015
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.