Webb City aims to move on to Little League World Series

Webb City plays in the Midwest Regional Tournament next week.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Everything is clicking right now for Webb City Little League baseball.

“Our pitching is elite, our defense is amazing and our bats are hot,” says Webb City utility player Kamden Newberry.

“We can hit top to bottom,” adds Webb City head coach David Robinson, “We’re fundamentally sound on defense, and we just have a lot of depth.”

Webb City is about to head to the Midwest Regional Tournament in Indianapolis – after winning a state championship Monday night.

“I feel like it’s going to be tough, but I feel like we know what’s out there and we know we want to go get it,” says catcher Laken Johnson.

If they’re able to win that regional tournament, Webb City would punch their ticket to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

“It would mean a lot. It’s been what I’ve wanted for a while,” Johnson adds, “The World Series would be a dream come true for most of our players, and I think we have a shot.”


“It would be amazing, but we just have to take it one game at a time and go step by step,” Newberry says.

“We set goals before the season started,” Robinson says, “We’ve got one more goal, to at least get to the World Series.”

Indianapolis will be a big stage for the 12-and-under Webb City squad.

“For me personally, I feel very nervous. They say they aren’t nervous, but I feel like they are,” Newberry says of the team, “but all those butterflies and nerves go away when you start playing the game. It’s just a fun game.”

As they get ready for the bright lights – it’s about focusing on the little things for Webb City.

“If we get the basics down and the little things, we’ll go a long way,” Newberry finishes.

Webb City opens the regional tournament next Friday, August 5th. They will face the South Dakota state champion at noon in the first round. Click HERE for bracket.

EXTRA: Below is our full mic’d up video with Webb City utility player Kamden Newberry.