AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Friday marks a big day for an Austintown Little League softball team.
The Austintown 12U softball team will continue on in the Little League World Series Central Region Championship on ESPN.
The girls played Thursday for a shot at a spot in championship in Indiana, where they beat Indiana 4-1 for their fifth straight victory. They also beat Missouri 10-1 on Wednesday.
Now, they’re looking for redemption on Friday against Iowa, whom they lost to on Sunday.
Their coach said he couldn’t be more proud of how the girls are handling themselves.
“You know, our backs’re against the wall every single game, and these girls have responded every single time so far,” said coach Matt Hamley. “We’re looking for one more [Friday].”
The Austintown team representing Ohio will play Iowa at 3 p.m. Friday. You can watch it on ESPN.
If they win, they’ll be 1 of 8 teams left playing in hopes of representing the country in the Little League World Series Championship.