Eastlake Little League All-Stars keep rolling through West Regionals

Chula Vista team beats Utah 11-3

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - The Eastlake Little League All-Stars are another step closer to competing in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., after beating Utah 11-3 in six innings Tuesday.

As the boys from Chula Vista get closer to competing on an international level, their parents told 10News the children and families are feeling the pressure.

"We worry about that and we try to keep them away from all of that as much as we can," said Ismena Cortez, the mother of player Giancarlo Cortez.

"You know what? It is a lot for them to handle, but luckily he's got a good head on his shoulders," said Charles Peterson, referring to his son, Charly.

The parents feel it, too.

"I get sick to my stomach before the game," said Cortez.

"I think I'm the one who's stressing out more than he is," said Peterson.

Their wallets are also feeling the pressure, as the parents have to pay for their children and families to travel to all the games. Eastlake Little League is fundraising for the families through their website, www.eastlakell.com.

In the meantime, fans who cannot travel with the team gather at the Eastlake Tavern and Bowl in eastern Chula Vista to watch the games.

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