The Ocean View Little League All-Star team received the red carpet treatment upon their return home to Huntington Beach Monday night.
Arriving to chants of "OV," and, "USA," the All-Stars were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd that came out to support the 2011 Little League World Series champions. The players showed their poise as they stood before the gathering, a fireworks display illuminating the backdrop of the team as it stood in front of the league's playing fields at Murdy Park.
Ocean View completed an incredible and unforgettable two-month postseason summer run on Sunday by coming from behind to defeat defending champion Japan, 2-1, at Williamsport, Pa., to become world champion. Ocean View is the first Little League team from Orange County to win the title, second team in three years from California to win it (Park View Little League of Chula Vista, 2009) and seventh from the state, overall, in the 65-year history of the iconic tournament.