Photos: El Segundo Little League returns home to cheers, confetti

The El Segundo Little League All-Stars, newly crowned world champions, were welcomed home Monday with a parade that lined Main Street and hundreds of jubilant people looking on.

The team won the title against Curaçao on Sunday in dramatic fashion — a walk-off home run by Louis Lappe. The game was a back-and-forth affair that saw El Segundo give up a four-run lead to Curaçao on a grand slam home run.

The team had looked like a long shot to win the title after falling into the elimination bracket after a loss to Needville, Texas, last week. But the team avenged the loss Saturday, defeating the Texas squad to move on to the title game.

On Monday, the players returned to Southern California after the tournament in Pennsylvania, giving high-fives to fans as confetti rained from sky.

People stand in a line along a city street, clapping and holding homemade signs.

Well-wishers line the parade route on Main Street in El Segundo on Monday.

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A man with a graying beard and baseball cap reaches out of a car window to clasp hands with a boy among a crowd.

Danny Boehle, coach of the El Segundo Little League team, greets well-wishers.

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Cheering adults and children hold signs that say "Champs" and "Proud of you."

Monday’s parade followed Sunday’s win by El Segundo Little League at the tournament in Pennsylvania.

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El Segundo Little League All Stars players Quinn Boehle, left, and Lennon Salazar celebrate

Players Quinn Boehle, left, and Lennon Salazar bask in the adulation of the crowd and the confetti.

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A boy in a baseball cap gives a passerby a high-five from a car window.

Colby Lee, left, and Louis Lappe get high-fives from fans. Lappe hit the game-winning walk-off home run on Sunday.

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