No one will have to ask the boys of the Fairfield American Little League what they did on vacation. TV cameras have been rolling as the 11- to 13-year-old All-Stars advance their way to the Little League World Series.
The local boys, led by manager Michael Steed, have a 4-1 record in the New England Regional Tournament and had a 9-0 win against Massachusetts on Thursday.
“We've come a long way. It's been great,” shortstop Brian Howell told the Connecticut Post.
Fairfield American will take on the team from Cumberland, Rhode Island on Saturday night and the winner advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
“It feels amazing,” second baseman Jack Steed told the New haven Registerhttp://www.nhregister.com/sports/20140807/fairfield-american-advances-to-new-england-regional-final. “Rhode Island is going to be a tough game; we got to take it one game at a time, one out at a time.”
The Rhode Island team also has a 4-1 record, but Connecticut defeated Rhode Island, 5-3, when they last battled it out on the ball field on Tuesday.
Fairfield American has won twice in the last four years. They won in 2010 and 2012, the Post reports.