Big Welcome Home For Morristown World Champions

By: Allison Hunt
By: Allison Hunt

Morristown (WVLT) - A group of girls from East Tennessee are finally back home after making history and winning the Girls' Little League Softball World Series.

Volunteer TV's Allison Hunt was there as family, friends and fans gave them a big congratulations.

Morristown is painted orange and black to welcome home the 2007 Girls' Little League World Series champions. The Morristown South All Stars!

"Balloons and flags and posters and people yelling," champion Kenzie Mullins said.

Hugs, smiles, tears and cheers met the girls as they arrived home from a monumental win.

"It's cool because I've never really done anything like this before. It's cool," champion Allie Surface said.

The local celebrities sign softballs and take pictures. They can't help but giggle and smile, but they can tell you exactly how it felt when they won.

"As soon as last out was made we, just jumped up and down and started celebrating not knowing what was going on," champion Kirsten Honeycutt said.

A parade carries the champs through downtown and fans line the streets to show their pride for these talented 11 and 12 year old young women.

"I've one daughter on this team. I've 10 other daughters as well. I couldn't be more proud of the girls," coach Eric Black said.

And hundreds of other proud friends and family gather at Sherwood Park where the scoreboard flashes their 3-2 win.

"Really it's almost like time stands still, it's like a dream really," manager Kenny King said.

And for a moment, time does stand still. Coaches take the fans back to the championship game and talk about each player, giving the crowd a glimpse of their time on the field.

"Absolutely zero stars on this team, everybody gelled together, bonded together, they picked each other up, some never sat out an inning, some just played an inning or 2, but it didn't matter to them," Black said.

And the girls may hold one of only eight world championship flags given out each year, but they say it still doesn't feel real.

"It really didn't go through yet. It hasn't hit me yet," champion Britney Turner said.

"I don't believe it! It's still a dream to me!" Mullins said.

"It ain't all sunk in, really. It's great to get back and see the great turnout in Morristown," King said.

The coaches also got a gift. The keys to shiny new cars! Morristown has a few other plans for the team. The celebration is expected to last through next week.


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