Special to The Call
BRISTOL, Conn. — The Cumberland American Little League All-Stars found themselves playing catch-up against Fairfield American of Connecticut in the New England Regional final on Saturday night at Leon J. Breen Memorial Field.
Champions find a way to respond to adversity, and Cumberland American responded each time they were faced with a deficit. CALL scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to erase a two-run deficit, then added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth.
Fairfield American scored a run in the sixth, then loaded the bases with two outs, but relief pitcher C.J. Davock came up with a strikeout to clinch Cumberland American's 10-6 victory.
Cumberland American now heads to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Cumberland, which had lost to Connecticut in pool play earlier this week, will open play in the World Series on Friday night at 8 p.m. against the Southwest region champion Pearland East Little League of Pearland, Texas.
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