Homecoming: Greet New England Little League champs at 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Hill Park
The Cumberland American team dances to pre-game music during warm-ups at Lamade Stadium Saturday.
(Photo by Ernest A. Brown)
CUMBERLAND – Dave Belisle promised his Cumberland American ballplayers that they would be regaled upon returning to town, and local officials are taking necessary measures to ensure the darlings of the Little League World Series receive a proper homecoming.
If you wish to salute the Cumberland American players and coaches for the memories they provided this summer, make sure to be at Diamond Hill Park on Friday at 5 p.m. The team plans to leave Williamsport, Pa. on Friday morning at 9 a.m., for the approximately eight-hour bus ride back to Cumberland.
John Shevlin, president of the Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League, said officials will coordinate with the coaches and driver to see that the team arrives at the appointed time, so that a sizable crowd will be on hand.
Several Cumberland police cruisers will greet the bus once it clears the Rhode Island border in an effort to ensure smooth passage.
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For complete story, see Thursday's print edition of The Call.
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