Sunnyside World Series Little League champs greeted by fans

sunnyside softballThe Sunnyside Little League softball team returned home to Tucson after they became the first 12-and-under World Series champion from Arizona on Wednesday.

The Sunnyside team beat a team from McLean, Va., 9-0 in the championship game of the Little League World Series.

Tucsonans turned out to greet the team and celebrate their success and their home field at Mission Manor Park.

The team was greeted by Sunnyside District cheer squads and marching bands at the Tucson International Airport. The team was led by the Tucson Fire Department and TAA Fire Department fire engines in a “Parade of Champions.”

The parade finished at Mission Manor Park where the team began their journey to the championship.