NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The U.S. Senior League World Series Champion team from Fleet Park Little League in Norfolk was honored at Friday’s Tides game at Harbor Park.
The team was celebrated during a ceremony before the 7:05 p.m. game against the Durham Bulls. WAVY’s Hayley Milon will also be there to throw out the first pitch.
The first 2,500 fans 18 and older also get a special Tides Carhartt-style hat, sponsored by WAVY.
Fleet Park stormed through the U.S. side of the bracket at the World Series earlier this month in South Carolina and beat Texas 2-1 to win the U.S. championship before falling in the final championship game to Puerto Rico 10-5.
“It was life-changing,” said shortstop Jack Bonney.
The team of 13-year-olds to 16-year-olds from Maury High School, Granby High School and Greenbrier Christian School then returned home on August 8 to a large group of supporters, with a welcome brigade of firetrucks.
Many tickets for the game were still available Friday ahead of the game via Ticketmaster.