For the third time since 2015, the Bowling Green East Little League team will be representing the Great Lakes Region and Kentucky in Williamsport, Pennsylvania at the Little League World Series

BG East defeated River Forest out of Illinois 15-6 in Saturday afternoon's championship game. BG East went undefeated (3-0) in the tournament's double-elimination format.

This year's team has ties to Owensboro. Teammates and twins Jackson and Luke Idlett are the sons of former Apollo and WKU basketball standout Laurie Townsend Burt. Their father Matt is one of the team's assistant coaches.

BG East's first game in the LLWS will be this Thursday night (8/15) as they face Midwest Regional champs Coon Rapids Andover American LL out of Minnesota at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on ESPN2.