Hundreds of well-wishers gathered at Lynndale Park in Lynnwood Wednesday night to welcome home the Pacific Little League 12 and under All-Stars from their nearly month-long journey to become the league’s first-ever team to play in the Little League World Series.
The team made a grand entrance riding in fire department vehicles with sirens blaring, ran through a line of Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale High School cheerleaders, then were seated at long tables where they received accolades from League President Doug Sheldon and their manager, Robley Corsi Jr., and their assistant coaches Eric Grant, Ross Kruse and Sean Durbin.
They also heard a joint proclamation from the Cities of Edmonds and Lynnwood, and received in-person congratulations from elected officials — including Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling and City Council President Diane Buckshnis and Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith and City Council President Loren Simmonds.
At the end of the ceremony, many in the crowd lined up to have memorabilia autographed, and the players recounted some of their favorite moments of the tournament.
Congratulations to the All-Star team players: Robley Corsi III, Read Carr, Tygan Duncan, Tyler Durbin, Ben Grant, Nate King, Logan Kruse, Ian Michael, Tai Starchman, Karsen Tjarneberg, Matthew Turcotte, Mason Vaughn and Colton Walsh.
Pacific Little League pulls its players from Edmonds, Lynnwood and unincorporated Snohomish County, with the boundaries running south-to-north from the King/Snohomish County line to 148th Street Southwest, and east-to-west from Highway 99 to Puget Sound.