WESTPORT - The Westport All-Stars are one step closer to a Little League World Series berth after their blowout victory in the state championship.

The 12-year-olds defeated Coginchaug Regional High School by a score of 9-1 on Sunday, earning the team state champion rights and an entry into the East Regional Tournament.

Westport’s first challenger will be Vermont in the regional tournament held in Bristol.

If the team can win the tournament, they will head to Williamsport, PA. for the Little League World Series.