American Legion World Series - Day 1

The first day of tournament play in Shelby, N.C. featured big bats and small ball among the winning teams.
Coedy Fonseca from Destrehan, La. Post 366 warms up before game one of the 2019 American Legion World Series between Danville, Ill. Post 210 and Destrehan, La. Post 366 at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Coedy Fonseca from Destrehan, La. Post 366 warms up before game one of the 2019 American Legion World Series between Danville, Ill. Post 210 and Destrehan, La. Post 366 at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Destrehan, La. Post 366 Manager Danny Riehm speaks to his team prior to Game 1 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Danville, Ill. Post 210 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Destrehan, La. Post 366 Manager Danny Riehm speaks to his team prior to Game 1 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Danville, Ill. Post 210 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Danville, Ill. Post 210 stands at attention during the national anthem prior to Game 1 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Danville, Ill. Post 210 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Danville, Ill. Post 210 stands at attention during the national anthem prior to Game 1 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Danville, Ill. Post 210 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Kolby Bourgeois of Destrehan, La. Post 366 celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the second inning during Game 1 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Danville, Ill. Post 210 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Kolby Bourgeois of Destrehan, La. Post 366 celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the second inning during Game 1 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Danville, Ill. Post 210 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Chuck Pratt of Festus, Mo. Post 253 throws to first base during Game 2 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Albuquerque, N.M. on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Chuck Pratt of Festus, Mo. Post 253 throws to first base during Game 2 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Albuquerque, N.M. on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
The mascot for Albuquerque, N.M. Post 13 mascot in the dugout during Game 2 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Festus, Mo. Post 253 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
The mascot for Albuquerque, N.M. Post 13 mascot in the dugout during Game 2 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Festus, Mo. Post 253 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Alex Cortez of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Post 56 throws to first base in the second inning during Game 3 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Fargo, N.D. Post 2 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Alex Cortez of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Post 56 throws to first base in the second inning during Game 3 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Fargo, N.D. Post 2 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Andrew Gregersen of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Post 56 slides back to second as Brandt Kolpack of Fargo, ND Post attempts to tag him out during Game 3 of the 2019 American Legion World Series on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Andrew Gregersen of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Post 56 slides back to second as Brandt Kolpack of Fargo, ND Post attempts to tag him out during Game 3 of the 2019 American Legion World Series on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Braxton Davis of Randolph Co., N.C. Post 45 celebrates with his teammates after hitting a home run in the second inning of Game 4 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Shrewsbury, Mass. Post 397 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Braxton Davis of Randolph Co., N.C. Post 45 celebrates with his teammates after hitting a home run in the second inning of Game 4 of the 2019 American Legion World Series against Shrewsbury, Mass. Post 397 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
An view of the crowd watching Game 4 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium during the 2019 American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
An view of the crowd watching Game 4 on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium during the 2019 American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
National Commander Brett Riestad speaks during the opening ceremonies of the 2019 American Legion World Series on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
National Commander Brett Riestad speaks during the opening ceremonies of the 2019 American Legion World Series on Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion