McNamara honors Highland baseball champions


State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) today welcomed the Highland Baseball Challenger Little League team to the Statehouse to recognize their Little League World Series win.

In 2018, baseball players from the Highland Baseball Club in Evansville traveled to Pennsylvania to compete against players from around the world. The Highland Baseball Club Little League team defeated the Hazelton Little League Challenger team to become the 2018 Little League Challenger Division World Series Champions.

“This league has done a remarkable job making sure all can participate in sports and play on a team,” McNamara said. “Providing this opportunity to local families at no cost is incredible, and I congratulate the team on their great season.

Founded in 1989, the Little League Challenger Division was established for those with physical and intellectual challenges to play baseball in a team environment. The Evansville branch, The Highland Baseball Club Little League, was established in 2014. Currently, there are more than 950 Challenger programs worldwide serving over 30,000 athletes.

“I have never been to a sporting event with more energy and excitement in the air than at a Highland baseball game,” McNamara said. “The supportive, enthusiastic environment created by the players, fans and coaches is truly something to experience.”