Media Little League Team Drops First Game in World Series
One of the coolest stories currently in the Delaware Valley is in danger of ending before it really gets off the ground. The kids from Media are representing the Mid-Atlantic region in the Little League World Series. But they dropped their first game in Williamsport, falling 2-1 to a team from Needville Texas.
Their journey is not over just yet though. They head to the elimination bracket and await the loser of Northwest vs New England, which takes place at 3 pm today. Media will face that team on Saturday. Win there, and they can keep their magical journey alive. Lose, and their great journey ends.
And it certainly has been a magical journey for them thus far. Getting here took a walk-off HR that broke up a no-hitter. They are the first team from Media to represent their region in the Little League World Series since the 1950s. And they became the most exciting Little League team in the Greater Philadelphia Area since Mo’Ne Davis and the Taney Dragons were making history back in 2014.
You could see that excitement for them in Williamsport. People came out in droves to support the local kids. Unfortunately, the result in game 1 did not go the kid’s way. But that did not tamper any of the support for them. Bars and restaurants in Media were reportedly packed with people coming out to watch the game as a community. The kids got a huge send-off Pep Rally before heading out to Williamsport, and some businesses in the area, like Iron Hill Brewery, even donated some of their proceeds towards the team.
So matter what happens Saturday, it has already been a great story. One the kids on the team will likely never forget. What Trevor Skowronek did in the Region Finals, hitting a Walk Off to send his team to the Little League World Series, is cooler than anything most people reading this, myself included, have ever done. They get a chance to continue that story on Saturday in an elimination game.
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