GREENVILLE, North Carolina (WKBN) – Salisbury, North Carolina topped Austintown 5-0 in the opening game of the Little League World Series on Sunday morning in Greenville, North Carolina.
Austintown now moves to the elimination bracket, and will return to action on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
Depending on results of upcoming Little League World Series action, the Austintown team will face one of West/Southeast/Southwest.
Austintown also dropped the first game in the Little League softball regionals, but went on to win six straight games to advance to the Little League World Series.
Softball fans from throughout the valley have been very supportive for the young players throughout their tournament run.
“This community is a very sports minded community from way back. We’ve all been about excelling in sports, excelling in our values. We bring our values to sports,” said Mary Lucci, family member of Austintown player.