WESTPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – A group of 12-year-olds from Westport, Conn. are living a dream come true.
The undefeated Westport Little League team will represent New England in the Little League World Series.
“If they’re scared, they don’t look it,” manager Tim Rogers told WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola.
The team is in Williamsport, Penn. where the Little League World Series is held.
This is the first time the team from Fairfield County has made it to the World Series.
“Our first game is Thursday night. We play the Southeast regional winner, which is South Nashville, Tennessee,” Rogers said.
Before they take the field, the young players have been checking out the facilities, practicing and getting their special World Series uniforms.
“They’re staying down to earth which is really pleasing to see. I can see how you can get caught up in it, no question,” said Rogers. “So far, they’re an easygoing group of kids that kind of get where they are but they also are focused on just playing a good game and working hard during practice.”
Westport beat the team from Lincoln, R.I. on Saturday night to punch their ticket to the series.
This is the fourth time in six years a team from Conn. has made it to the Little League World Series.
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