LLWS star finding success on the football field for Eastlake

CHULA VISTA (KGTV) - The hair may look different but the smile is the same.

It's a smile that won over all of San Diego in 2013, when Micah Pietila-Wiggs played second base in the championship game of the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, PA.

Back then, he represented the Eastlake All-Stars on the baseball diamond. Now, Pietila-Wiggs plays for the Eastlake High School Titans on the gridiron. He's made his mark all over the field, with eight touchdowns and a Metro Mesa League-high four interceptions. But he still gets questions about that summer in Pennsylvania.

"Williamsport was amazing," Pietila-Wiggs recalls. "It's a summer I'll never forget."

Eastlake High School is getting the 10News Pro Treatment this week ahead of Friday night's game against Mater Dei Catholic. Pietila-Wiggs could find himself anywhere on the field...from slot receiver to defensive back to quarterback to lineman.

"I just play anywhere that coach tells me to play."

As for the hair, Pietila-Wiggs says he cut it off shortly after returning from South Williamsport four years ago, fulfilling a promise he and teammate Jake Espinoza made to star pitcher Grant Holman if they made the Little League World Series.

"We had to stick to our word."

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