The Eastlake Little League team from Chula Vista lost to Japan, 6-4, Sunday in the world championship game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.
The game ended with a crisply performed double play by Japan, crushing an Eastlake rally. For Japan, it was a second straight world title.
On Saturday, Eastlake beat
In Chula Vista, hundreds of fans crowded into the Eastlake Tavern and Bowl to watch the game on 28 large-screen televisions.
Earlier on Sunday, Tijuana beat Westport, 15-14, to finish third.
In a video shown on national television, Dodgers star
Minutes after the Eastlake-Japan game, the city of Chula Vista announced that there will be a civic celebration for the team Thursday night at the Sleep Train Amphitheater off Main Street. Parking opens at 5 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m., and festivities begin at 7 p.m.
"Chula Vista is excited to applaud your outstanding accomplishments," Mayor Cheryl Cox said in a message to the Eastlake players and coaches.