CUMBERLAND — Dave Belisle is no longer Cumberland American’s manager. He is America’s manager.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The world championship dream is over.
The memories will last a lifetime.
Cumberland's Little League World Series run ended Monday night at Lamade Stadium as it made another furious comeback only to watch Chicago score two fifth-inning runs and win an 8-7 thriller.
WOONSOCKET— Carnell Henderson’s first official day as principal at Woonsocket High did not end when he walked out of the building shortly after 4 o’clock last Thursday afternoon.
“Actually, I’m on my way to (Barry Field) right now,” he said about the tug-at-the-heartstrings moment he was set to have with his now former Villa Novan football players.
WOONSOCKET â”€ Brett and Dan Gould did a lot of hanging around at the beach this summer â”€ and at the USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour Championships, they hung around almost long enough to be declared the best beach volleyball team for their age group in the country.
The 14-year-old twin brothers finished second overall in their age bracket at the national tournament â”€ organized by the U.S. Olympic program â”€ and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the weekend of July 25-27.
Their game on Monday night against Chicago's Jackie Robinson West will be Cumberland American’s seventh straight on television. It will also be the team’s fourth consecutive appearance on the national networks of ESPN.
Not a big deal? Consider this contrast, then.
The NBA’s Boston Celtics, whose schedule was just recently announced, are slated for only one nationally televised contest for their entire upcoming season. Cumberland’s Little Leaguers beat that slim total in just a weekend.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — As 10,732 eyes stared at him and millions more watched worldwide, Cumberland’s shortstop/pitcher CJ Davock blocked it all out.
It was just he and the pitcher. The frustration of an inning earlier was gone. An opportunity awaited and redemption was at hand.
Davock pounded on it, earned it and kept a dream alive.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Cumberland manager Dave Belisle and coach Matthew Wright proved they learned from their 2011 Little League World Series experience.
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The players are having as much fun as the players from 2011 did.
The coaches, though, have changed their message a bit this time.
The Cumberland American Little League is back at the Little League World Series for a second time in four years. And this time it thinks it can stay a little longer.
Those who have closely followed the chronicles of Cumberland American this summer are well aware of Trey Bourque’s offensive prowess. For those late to the game, let’s examine the youngster’s stat line from the New England Little League Regional tournament.
As the players and coaches in the Cumberland American are discovering this week, there’s nothing little about the Little League World Series.
On the surface, competing in this grand spectacle – how else would you describe an event that includes participants hailing from around the country and the world? – can seem overwhelming. ESPN cameras are practically everywhere, which CALL manager Dave Belisle hinted at earlier this week upon stating, “All of the eyes of the world are on Williamsport.”
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