That’s the only word that can adequately describe last night’s nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat New England Final between Fairfield American and Cumberland (R.I.) National which (in case you’ve been living under a rock) Fairfield won 1-0.
See my game story here, for more details.http://www.ctpost.com/baseball/article/Fairfield-American-headed-to-Williamsport-for-616182.php
So here is where it gets interesting. Fairfield will be in United States Pool B along with Pearland, Tex., Plymouth, Minn., and the team’s opening opponent, Auburn, Wash. The pool tournament is double elimination, but should the team lose twice, it will still get a consolation game. Auburn and Fairfield will play in the first game of the World Series on Friday at 1 p.m.
If Fairfield wins, it’ll play Sunday night at 8 p.m. against the winner of Pearland and Plymouth. If it loses, it’ll face elimination on Saturday night at 8 p.m. against the LOSER of Pearland and Plymouth.
From there it gets slightly more confusing, so for simplicity’s sake, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
But here is what is real. Fairfield is (likely) just four wins from the United States Championship Game and five wins from the Little League World Series Championship.
I think I’ll be headed to Williamsport, however I haven’t gotten confirmation on that yet. Sounds like we’re trying to figure out arrangements. This will be your home for updates and quick notes on the World Series as a whole. You can also follow me on Twitter (www.twitter.com/pickensfcsports) for more up to the minute facts.
Buckle your seat belts. The next two weeks should be a fun ride.