Jackie Robinson West Makes a Statement

And they say Chi City.

Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, Jackie Robinson West Little League made an immediate splash at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. The entire city of Chicago has banded together to support this group of teens in their quest for a LLWS title.

The #Cubs are cheering on Chicago's Jackie Robinson West team in today's @LittleLeague World Series! #LLWS pic.twitter.com/N9vgr0pUns

- Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 14, 2014

Pierre Jones got the tournament started with a leadoff home run in the top of the first. He finished the game 4-for-4 with three homers and a triple, as Illinois defeated Washington 12-2 in five innings.

First baseman Trey Hondras made a splash in his own way, when ESPN revealed his pre-game ritual.

The rest of the field better be ready, as Jackie Robinson West is here and they have their eyes on the prize.