Idaho Falls Bandits celebrating second world series victory
IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Bandits are the winners of the American Legion World Series.
Head Coach Ryan Alexander could not be reached for comment, but a post on the Bandits Facebook page indicates they beat Hawaii 6-1 Wednesday afternoon.
“THEY HAVE DONE IT!!!! BACK TO BACK ALWS CHAMPIONS!!! BANDITS GUN DOWN HAWAII 6-1 FOR THE HUGE WIN!!!! WAY TO REPRESENT BANDITS!!! BAD BOYS FOR LIFE!,” the post reads.
A video on Facebook shows the final moments of the game, which you can watch in the video player above.
This is the team’s second victory in two years. The Bandits won the American Legion World Series with a 5-3 victory over Fargo, North Dakota in 2019. Last year’s tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The championship game in Shelby, North Carolina was originally scheduled for Tuesday night, but was rescheduled for Wednesday because of bad weather.
The team is slated to arrive back in Idaho Falls early Thursday morning. The community is invited to welcome them home in the Melaleuca Parking lot sometime between 2 and 3 a.m.
“They are bringing this back for the city, let’s show them our love and support! Be there!!!,” another Facebook post says.