The calendar says it’s been a year.
The memories say otherwise.
“It feels like it was just yesterday,” said Reece Roussel. “I think about it almost every day, mainly at night. I still think how did we do that? No way.”
But, yes, they did it.
It’s been 366 days since then 12-year-old shortstop Stan Wiltz caught that line drive August 25, snatching the ball and a bit of history all at the same time.
Wiltz’s catch was the final out, putting the exclamation point on the magical run of the east bank team from River Ridge, which became the first team from Louisiana to win the Little League World Series with the 8-0 victory over Curacao.
“I still think about the process and all the practices we went through to get to that point,” Wiltz said. “It’s hard to believe that we ever did something like that. It’s so