Cumberland Little League Team Set To Play At World Series

Aug 15, 2014

The Cumberland American Little League team is in Williamsport Pennsylvania this week for the National Little League World Series.  This is the team’s second visit to the competition.

The team first made it to Williamsport in 2011.  Though they went home empty handed they’re back this year to try for the world title.  The team claimed the New England Championships earlier this month beating Connecticut. 

Nancy Belisle of Cumberland is rooting for the team, not least because her husband is coaching, and one of her sons is playing.

“The whole town, you know, the support that we get it just very heartwarming.  They put up signs, you know and in the stores, like go get ‘em Cumberland, and it’s nice to have something positive when there’s so much sadness in the world," said Belisle.

The Cumberland team plays their first game Friday.  If they win, they’ll play again on Sunday.

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