Facing adversity, strong determination, and a little luck. Smithfield Little League is exemplifying the Rhode Island way. After all, when their backs are against the wall, this team comes out on top to continue playing.
After losing to Tennessee earlier this week, instead of packing their bags early, the boys from the Ocean State keep their Williamsport dream alive.
With players from the Nationals and Phillies watching from the stands, Rhode Island took down Pennsylvania (Media), 7-2. They held a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but closed out the win by scoring five runs in the top of the 6th.
Already tying the Rhode Island state record for most wins at the Little League World Series (2 - Cranston West in 1996), Smithfield will eye history tonight, as they take on California at 7PM. The Rhode Island champs will have their ace pitcher, Connor Curtis, available on Tuesday.