Yes, it’s been five years since Mountain Ridge became the first team from Nevada to qualify for the Little League World Series and 14 boys became overnight heroes across the valley.
Ashton Cave was everything you want in a leader of youth, executing a perfect balance of work and enjoyment for his 14 players at the 2014 Little League World Series.
The pitcher/first baseman was the most talented player at the Little League World Series, someone who had 400 Instagram followers when he arrived and left with almost 15,000.
The 14 players from the Las Vegas team share their memories from the 2014 Little League World Series at South Williamsport, Pa., and their plans after high school.
The Las Vegas team played five games at South Williamsport, Pa., opening with a 12-2 win over South Dakota and closing with a 5-0 loss to Japan in the consolation game.