WILLIAMSPORT, PA (CBSDETROIT) - It’s one and not done for the Little League team from Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores.
They lost their first game in the Little League World Series, 3-0, to Chula Vista, California, in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, — having been no-hit by six-foot, four-inch, 216 pound 12 year-old Grant Holman. Grosse Pointe’s Chad Lorkowski pitched one-hit ball through six scoreless innings — but had to leave the game after reaching the mandatory 85-pitch allotment.
Win, or lose — Dick Borland, President of the Grosse Pointe Woods Shores Little League — says his kids have already gained so much.
“It’s some pretty impressive stuff for these kids to go through at a young age and might be five years … once it sets in they are going to realize and say ‘Wow, that was something really special that we had an opportunity to be part of’.”
“He’s throwing 70-71 miles an hour and they say that that is basically mid to upper 90s from sixty feet – six inches. That’s what these kids are facing,” said Paul Corona.
Kyle Kevonian of Roseville told WWJ’s Jon Hewett that win or lose these kids are making history and are the envy of lots of their friends.
“You ask any 12-year-old kid if they want to be on ESPN and they’ll say absolutely,” said Kevonian.
Find more information and the game scheduling for the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series.