The boys of the Peachtree City Little League team are on their way to the U.S. championship game in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
There on Saturday, they will face off against Honolulu, the only team that has defeated them in the Little League World Series tournament so far. Currently, the Georgia team is 4-1.
David Soper, the team’s president, said he’s confident the boys can pull off another win.
“I call them the scrappy little team from the Southeast because we’ve been behind in a couple of games and we’ve managed to pull them out,” he said. “And they’ve done it in the regional stage, and now we’ve done it at the big stage.”
Chase Fralick is 12 years old and a catcher on the team. He said he’s working to remain level-headed in spite of all the attention.
“Everybody wants your autograph and everything. You know, it’s like you’re famous,” he said. “And you’re busy every second you go out.”
His mom, Janet Fralick, added that it is surreal to see her son on national television.
“You watch the games on TV, but to see my son and the boys he grew up with … the only word for it is crazy,” she said.