Puerto Rico emerged winners of the 10th Annual Caribbean Little League Championships held here in Antigua from July 2-9.
The Puerto Ricans defeated Venezuela 2-0 when they met in the final held at the baseball facility in Potters on Saturday. Host, Antigua and Barbuda, finished at the bottom of the six-team standings.
President of Little League Baseball Antigua, Jose George Jr, said it was a struggle putting the tournament together from a sponsorship standpoint, but he thanked the government for stepping in at the last minute.
“Much of the help we got, we got it basically in the last week going into the tournament and especially the accommodation and transportation. I don’t know if it was that people may not have believed that the tournament would have actually taken place or what, but there were many calls, many follow ups but unfortunately they didn’t come through. The government actually stepped up to help us at the very last minute,” he said.