McAllen gets big welcome home
Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:32:16 GMT —
The McAllen Boys & Girls Club Colt League Baseball team got a hero's welcome on Thursday.
The team wold the league's World series and was crowned World Champions for 15-16 year olds in Indiana on Wednesday.
Players from La Joya to Brownsville landed at McAllen's Miller International Airport on Thursday afternoon.
A crowd of parents and relatives were waiting to the see the champs holding the big trophy.
The players got a "Valley-style" homecoming with mariachis and cheers.
Third baseman Alvaro Moreno said every game was intense.
Coach Jorge Salinas said the team enjoyed themselves on the trip to Indiana.
Watch our video clip for scenes from the homecoming as well as our interviews with Moreno and Coach Salinas!
Here are the scores for the McAllen team in the World Series:
Wednesday, Aug. 6 Lafayette (IN) 2, McAllen 1 (11 innings)Friday, Aug. 8McAllen 6, Gurabo (Puerto Rico) 0Saturday, Aug. 9McAllen 11, Culiacan/Sinaloa (Mexico) 1Monday, Aug. 11McAllen 11, Czech Republic 1
Tuesday, Aug. 12 Semifinals McAllen 2, Hoosier North All-Stars 1Wednesday, Aug. 13ChampionshipMcAllen 12, Gurabo (Puerto Rico) 2 (6 innings)