The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars lost to Nevada in a disappointing defeat at the Little League World Series Sunday.
The game ended with a score of 13-2 after just four innings.
But the loss is not the end of the road for one of Chicago's favorite little league teams.
The All-Stars will play again Monday as they fight for their chance to remain in the running for the final competition.
"Jackie Robinson West has shown us before they know how to come back and dig their heels in when they're down -- and I have faith that they'll do it again when they take the field again," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. "No matter the outcome, though, they are winners in every sense of the word and have earned a place in the hearts of Chicagoans."
The team slaughtered Washington's Lynnwood Pacific in five innings Thursday, with Pierce Jones hitting three home runs and a triple, leading the team to a victorious 12-2 win.
Chicago set up a second official watch party at Jackie Robinson Field, located at 10540 South Morgan Park, Sunday.
Governor Pat Quinn joined fans to cheer on the team at the event.
More than 600 fans, including Emanuel and former Bears player Chris Zorich packed the park Thursday to watch the team of 11- and 12-year-olds last week.
Chicago Park District officials say attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, but alcohol is not permitted.
Dick's Sporting Goods, which has been selling T-Shirts to raise money to help family members attend the sporting event, said the store at 1100 S. Canal St., sold out of their latest shipment of 500 shirts Saturday. A second shipment is expected to arrive Monday.