“The hard part, to me, is over, and the fun part begins. The hardest part is getting through a regional and super regional with so much at stake. And then, once you’re here, it’s like, ‘Let’s go.’ It’s an honor and privilege to be back.”
For the first time in WCWS history, there is not a team from California or Arizona in the field. Instead, seven different states are represented among the eight teams, spanning from Oregon to Florida.
“There’s some old flavor and some new flavor,” Gasso said. “It’s exciting to see the diversity of teams that are here from all over the country.
“I think it’s going to be a really exciting tournament.”