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Big Support For Local Team Playing In Little League World Series

Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (file/Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (file/Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Even some non-baseball fans in one New Jersey town are tuning in to this year’s Little League World Series because of local pride.

WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reports

“I’ve heard a lot about it through town and everything,” one Parsippany, N.J. resident told WCBS 880′s Jim Smith.

The team from Parsippany lost their first game of the series, but came back strong with a ten-to-four win over Oregon on Saturday night. That sets up the team for another challenge Monday afternoon.

“I’m excited for them,” another new fan of the team told Smith.

“One of the teachers I teach with, his son is on the [team], so we look to see how he’s doing and so it’s nice,” a woman told Smith.

The team from Fairfield, Conn. is also still alive in the Little League World Series, also slated to play Monday afternoon.

The Little League World Series is being played in South Williamsport, Penn., where Little League is headquartered.

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