Baseball battle sees winners off to worlds

The Northern Metros from WA are off to the Little League World Series in the US, after being crowned the best in Australia.

Twenty teams took part in the Bank of Queensland 2014 Little League national championships at Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast earlier this month.

They were competing for the gold medal, as well as the opportunity to play at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA in August. 

In eight years, the sport has grown under the guidance of Baseball Australia to be the fourth largest and fastest growing Little League country in the world.

For 75 years, Little League International has opportunities to learn the values of team sports and the fundamentals of baseball. 

Australian Little League was launched in 2007 with Australia becoming one of over 80 countries playing.  

 There are 477-chartered teams and over 4,500 participants aged 11 and 12 across Australia.

Little League baseball and softball claims to be the world’s largest organised youth sports programme, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every US state and more than 80 countries.

Pictured: Action during the six-day  tournament, images Baseball Australia

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