The North Oldham County Little League team will play the last game of the regional finals against Hamilton, Ohio this Saturday. If they win, they’ll head to Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series.
The team is staying at the central division Little League Headquarters in Indianapolis, said manager Brad Bates.
“It’s kind of a little leaguers fantasy land here because on top of playing baseball they’re living in the dorms, coaches we live in the dorms with them, we’re with all the other teams. They’ve developed a great sense of camaraderie with some of the other players from all the other states and some of the other teams. They’ve had some downtime where they can get out and enjoy things and I think that’s by design so they can get out and they don’t feel the pressure,” Bates said.
The winner of Saturday’s game heads to the Little League World Series where they’ll have to win an 8-team tournament to represent the U.S.A. against the number one international team.
The last team from the area to win the Little League World Series was Louisville’s Valley Sports American Little League in 2002.