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American Little League honored as champs

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The Fairfield American Little League received a hero’s welcome on Thursday. Several politicians, family, press, and fans greeted American at Sherman Green on Thursday afternoon for a welcome-home gathering. The Shack and Colony Grill co-sponsored the event with food, as did Poland Spring water. American was eliminated from the Little League World Series on Tuesday […] [Read More]
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Blogging before bed: It’s over

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I guess Petaluma, Calif. ended up being Fairfield American’s kryptonite. Fairfield hadn’t lost twice all summer entering the Little League World Series. Instead, Connecticut lost twice to Petaluma and was eliminated 5-0 at Lamade Stadium. Fairfield was shut out for the first time this summer. American finished 21-3. “You don’t want them to walk off […] [Read More]
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Live Blog: Little League World Series, Fairfield American vs. Petaluma, Calif.

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The pressure is beginning to mount as we are now down to four teams on the U.S. side of the Little League World Series. Thanks to Will Lucas’ no-hitter from last night, one of those teams is Fairfield American. Fairfield American continues to fight for its LLWS life tonight when it takes on a familiar […] [Read More]
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Blogging before bed: A crazy day in Williamsport

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It’s safe to say that the Little League World Series has never seen a day like Monday before. In five games there was the biggest-inning in World Series history, an extra inning classic, — completed by a walkoff homerun– a stunning upset, rain and breaking news tonight of a suspended manager. Oh yeah, and Will […] [Read More]
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Live Blog: Little League World Series, Fairfield American vs. Indiana

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Fairfield American marches onward in the Little League World Series loser’s bracket tonight at 8 p.m. Join Pat Pickens live from Williamsport, Pa. as Fairfield tries to keep its world championship dreams alive. We’ll start at 7:45 p.m. Previews: Great Lakes champ up next for Fairfield American Little League World Series a family affair for […] [Read More]
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LLWS Confidential: Rain in play in Williamsport

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It was 2:40 p.m. and I was sitting in the press box at Volunteer Stadium waiting out a brief rain delay during the field’s first game between Caribbean and Canada. Curacao and Canada had played a half-inning. Five minutes later, Curacao re-took the field, the rain slowed and re-started play after an 18 minute delay. […] [Read More]
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Blogging before bed: A day of rest (kind of)

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According to the Bible, every man, woman and child is supposed to take Sunday as a day of rest. Now, I’m no Bible-thumper by any means, but I took that to mean I was entitled to — at least part of — a day in South Williamsport to myself. I slept-in, drank some coffee, took […] [Read More]
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Blogging before bed: American staves off elimination

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Today was a great day for Fairfield American Little League. The team suffered no injuries, there’s no controversy to report and the New England champions are still alive at the Little League World Series. Matt Kubel dominated for 4 2/3 innings, allowing just two hits and American routed Kearney, Neb. 12-0. “From my perspective, they […] [Read More]
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Live Blog: Fairfield American vs. Nebraska

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Fairfield American will face elimination for the remainder of the Little League World Series. It plays Kearney, Nebraska today in a loser’s bracket game at 3 p.m. Follow Pat Pickens as we blog the game live from Williamsport. Previews: Fairfield American facing elimination Fairfield’s Paoletta excels at soccer as well as baseball Little League World […] [Read More]
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Blogging before bed: Winners & losers brackets are set

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The most incredible part about the Little League World Series first two days is that all eight games were completed in full. What’s best, too, is the weather here for the next four days looks spectacular. Very small chance of rain between now and Tuesday, which means all the early-round and consolation games should be […] [Read More]
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