Little League World Series
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With the 2014 Little League World Series beginning next week, let’s take a look at some famous athletes and alumni who once played in the LLWS in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Mexico held off Westport, Conn., 15-14 Sunday in the consolation game of the Little League World Series.
California will play Japan for the World Series title on Sunday. Japan beat Mexico 3-2 earlier Saturday.
Westport (2-0) will play the winner of a game between Chula Vista, Calif., and Newark, Del.
Torre traveled to South Williamsport, where he was given the William A. Shea Distinguished Little League graduate award.
The undefeated Westport Little League team will represent New England in the Little League World Series. Their first game is Thursday night.
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The Little League team from Fairfiled, Conn. may not have won the Little League World Series, but they arrived home to a hero’s welcome. The team lost, 5-0, to California in an elimination game on Tuesday.
Danny Marzo hit a game-winning homer in the eighth inning and Petaluma, Calif., beat Parsippany, N.J., 5-4 on Monday to move on at the Little League World Series.
They’re still in the tournament, playing Monday afternoon. But 12-year-old star second baseman Dan Ruggiero will be taking the field without his grandfather watching.
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. The team from Fairfield, Conn. is also still alive in the Little League World Series, also slated to play Monday afternoon.
Three jam-packed buses left Parsippany at 10 a.m. for the a 2-and-half-hour pilgrimage to Williamsport to join the boys on their journey, which they hope ends with a LLWS title.