Sports Spotlight: Robinson Headed to Little League Softball World Series

WACO (August 4, 2013) -- Don't be mistaken by their calm demeanor, these girls are on cloud nine.


"We're going to go on a plane," Hannah Fuentes said.

Winning is almost natural for this group of select softball players from Robinson. So much so, that it's hard to pick what's more exciting: softball or flying.

"Probably the plane ride because little league, you usually do softball, so just being able to achieve it," said Tatum Stephens.

And what they've achieved, and where their airplane will land, is the little league softball world series in Portland, Oregon.

"It's pretty surreal, but I'll be honest, we've been waiting on this for three years," coach Bryan Carter said.

Not just waiting, but winning. As 10 year-olds, this team won the Texas state title. They repeated as state champs when they were 11. But that was as far as they could go.

"Once you've accomplished state, you're state champs and that's it," Carter said.

But at 12-years-old, the team is now old enough to qualify for the little league world series. Which they did by finishing off their third straight undefeated postseason run.

"That was our goal and we knew that we could reach it if we tried our best," Shelby Carter said.

"We've worked four years to get here. Everything we put into it, we achieved to get here," Stephens said.

And since they haven't lost in the postseason in more than three years, they say there's no reason to start now.

"I feel like we can make it to the championship game in Oregon and be able to win it," Fuentes said.

"We all believe in each other, so we think that each other can pull anything off. Whenever your team gets along that's when you have success," Stephens said.

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