Cumberland American to battle Illinois at LLWS

Cumberland's Trey Bourque (6) celebrates as he rounds second after hitting a three-run home run off Nashville pitcher Robert Hassell III in the second inning. (AP Photo)

After their wild comeback Saturday against Tennessee in the Little League World Series, the Cumberland American Little League players took it easy Sunday.

But they know they will have their hands full on Monday against Illinois in another elimination game. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2.

"(The Illinois team) is down. They are not feeling food after that tough loss. We have to jump on them with all our momentum," said Cumberland American catcher Trey Bourque.

Illinois lost to the team from Nevada 13-2.

"We can't take that score of (Sunday's) game into the next game. We know that they are a very good team and they just had a bad game. They are still going to be tough," Addison Kopack said.

"They are a really good team that can hit the ball like crazy and they are good at defense and they have really good pitching. It's going to be a really hard game for us. We just have to play our best and hopefully we will win," Tyler Shaw said.

And Cumberland American will look to carry over the momentum from its walk-off win.

"They are a really good team. We won and they lost so we have a little more momentum going into this game so hopefully it works out in our favor," said C.J. Davock, who drove home the winning run Saturday.

"We are excited. We can't wait to play again. We are going to give it our best shot and try to win," said John Belisle.