For the first time in a half-century, the Town of Vienna is home to a Little League Baseball regional championship team.
The Vienna American 11U All Stars beat the Greenville Tar Heels in a 2-1 nail-biter on Wednesday (Aug. 3) to claim the 2022 southeast regional title at the Tournament of State Champions in Wilson, North Carolina.
The championship capped off two consecutive perfect summers for the 13-player team, which consists of the top 11-year-old players in the league. With an unbroken win streak of approximately 30 games and two state titles under its belt, the team has been living up to its nickname: “the Big Red Machine.”
“I’m just in awe of these kids,” team manager Chris Leggett told FFXnow by phone. “I’m in awe of their commitment level, and I’m in awe of how hard they have worked…I’ve seen really good teams, and I’ve never seen a team that kind of came together as quickly as this one did and has been as committed right from day one.”