Fairfield, C.T. (CBSNewYork) – Fairfield’s Little League team may have lost its first game in the Little League World Series, but this Connecticut town is still brimming with support for their junior baseball team.

The Fairfield American lost to Petaluma in Thursday’s series opener 6-4, but their dedication and determination is not to be outdone, reported WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane with more on this story:

“This has been the deepest team that I think we’ve had pitching-wise. We’ll see what happens on Saturday,” said Dave Cerver, owner of the Shack Hometown Grill in Fairfield. Cerver says he’ll be watching Saturday as the team plays another game in the losing bracket of the double-elimination tournament.

Fairfield First Selectmen Mike Tetreau marvels at the young players, but also thanks the coaches, parents and all grown-ups who have helped the team progress so far.

“That’s a tremendous amount of volunteer time. It’s, it’s, you couldn’t pay for that in another program. It speaks to the community, no question,” Tetrau said.

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