Starting Thursday, Aug. 20 (and running through Sunday, Aug. 23), all eyes will be on San Diego’s Sweetwater Valley Little League team as they compete in the 2015 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.
Representing the United States West, the South Bay (Bonita) ballers represent one of only eight teams from the United States competing in the annual series.
Even more amazing, Sweetwater Valley is the fifth team from San Diego County to make it to the LLWS in the last 15 years: Oceanside American in 2001, Rancho Buena Vista Little League in 2005, Park View in 2009, Eastlake in 2013 and now Sweetwater Valley.
If you want to support our boys, their first World Series game is set for Thursday evening (4 p.m. PT, ESPN2) against Bowling Green Eastern Little League, representing the Great Lakes Region.
Here’s a complete of all the teams taking part this year.
UNITED STATES TEAMS
WEST: Sweetwater Valley (Bonita, Calif.)
GREAT LAKES: Bowling Green Eastern (Kentucky)
NORTHWEST: Wilshire-Riverside (Portland, Ore.)
MIDWEST: Webb City (Missouri)
SOUTHWEST: Pearland West (Texas)
SOUTHEAST: Northwoods (Taylors, S.C.)
MID-ATLANTIC: Red Land (Lewisberry, Pa.)
NEW ENGLAND: Cranston Western (Rhode Island)
ASIA-PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST: Tung Yuan (Chinese Tapei)
AUSTRALIA: Cronulla (Sidney)
CANDADA: White Rock South Surrey (British Columbia)
CARIBBEAN: Los Bravos de Pontezuela (Dominican Republic)
EUROPE/AFRICA: AVRS Secondary School (Uganda)
JAPAN: Tokyo Kitasuna
LATIN AMERICA: Cardenales (Venezuela)
MEXICO: Seguro Social (Mexicali, Baja California)