It had been years in the making but on Monday the 9-10 year olds Little League All Stars did it, they scored a win in an all star tournament.

“It was a very big win. It had been a long time, like 7 or 8 years. The kids were really excited,” the all star team’s coach Joe Barnes said.

Kobe Barnes swings the bat during a game in the Hawthorne Little League All Stars Tournament held last week in Spring Creek. (Courtesy photos)

Kobe Barnes swings the bat during a game in the Hawthorne Little League All Stars Tournament held last week in Spring Creek. (Courtesy photos)

The White Pine Little League All Stars ages 9-10 celebrate in their dugout after their first win in the tournament in years.

The White Pine Little League All Stars ages 9-10 celebrate in their dugout after their first win in the tournament in years.

The 9-10 year olds were playing in the Little League All Stars tournament in Spring Creek when they won their game 17-5 over Battle Mountain. Barnes said that the kids and the parents knew that the White Pine team had a rough history lately with the tournament so the blowout win over Battle Mountain provided a memorable game for  the side dressed in white and blue. It was the only win of the tournameent for the 9 and 10 year olds but acording to Barnes, that was a happy step in the right direction.

“I’m so proud of these kids and I want to thank all the parents who came out and supported them because they will remember this win,” the caoch said.

The 9 and 10 year olds were defeated by Fernley in the first round of the tournament and eliminated by Silverada. The 11-12 year olds were defeated 17-0 by Silverada in their first game of their tournament Wednesday morning in Hawthorne.