Robinson ready for the World Series stage | Sports news


The Robinson All-Stars pose for a picture in their Little League Softball World Series uniforms.

Photo by Robinson Little League

The Robinson Little League All-Stars earned their spot in the Little League Softball World Series despite missing just a few runs at the Southwest Region tournament a few weeks ago to overthrow the Oklahoma representative.

The Robinson team believes it can improve that feat and take home a World Series title.

“I think (the representatives of the Southwest) are probably the two toughest teams that come into play,” said Robinson manager Edward Rosillo. “Playing twice in Oklahoma really prepared us to compete with anyone.”

Robinson, the representative from Texas West and runner-up from the Southwest region, will open the Little League Softball World Series in Greenville, NC, against the team from Missouri on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

In tournament format, Robinson will play four pool games from Thursday to Sunday to determine his seed in the individual elimination that begins on Monday.

The Robinson All-Stars are in the opposite pool of the Oklahoma team, while the two Southwest Region representatives compete against the rest of the field.

This year, no international representatives will be competing in the Little League World Series due to COVID-19 restrictions. So the champion and runner-up from each region earned a spot in Greenville, NC