"I can't process it," the team's manager, Scott Frazier, told the AP. "This tournament started with approximately 7,700 teams, and here we are with the best out of everybody. It's just surreal."
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, took to Twitter to praise the team.
"WORLD CHAMPS! Congratulations to Louisiana's River Ridge team on winning the
@LittleLeague World Series!!" Scalise tweeted. "So proud of this history-making team—our first-ever #LLWS champions. Way to represent [the United States] and Louisiana!"
He added: "Next up → How about a trip to the @WhiteHouse, @realDonaldTrump?"
"Congratulations to Louisiana's Champions. See you at the White House!" Trump replied.
>> See the tweets here
Meanwhile, the team from Chofu, Japan, beat Hawaii 5-0 to claim third place in the championship, the AP reported.
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