The Capitol City Little League Juniors team — made up of 13- and 14-year-old boys — is competing in the Maryland State Tournament finals this week after winning a pair of games over the weekend.
The championship game is on Thursday against tournament host Rising Sun. If Capitol City wins, it will advance to the Eastern Regional finals in New Jersey on Aug. 4, where it will compete with the state champions from 12 Mid-Atlantic and New England states; a victory there would vault the team to the World Championship Tournament in Michigan.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to represent D.C. in the Juniors World Series Tournament,” Desmond Hogan, the manager of the squad, wrote in an email. “The competition we are facing is excellent. But our group is tough. Our players have been together for many years, they have been working extremely hard, and there is no other group of players who I would rather coach. We are thankful to have the support of the Cap City Little League, the broader community and the entire city.”