N.J. Little Leaguers Punch Ticket To Williamsport


NEW YORK’S MAYOR SAYS TESTING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL CLEAN WATER IS FLOWING. A GARDEN STATE YOUTH BASEBALL TEAM IS READY TO GO UP AGAINST THE BEST IN THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES. THE LAST TIME A NEW JERSEY TEAM MADE IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT WAS MORE THAN TWO DECADES AGO. CBS2 NEWS SPOKE TO THE YOUNG SLUGGERS FROM ELIZABETH. Reporter: A DREAM YEARS IN THE MAKING COME TRUE FOR THE 13 MEMBERS OF THE ELNORA TROOPERS. I WAS CRYING NON-STOP. THESE BOYS HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR THIS. IT WITH US NOTHING BUT BIG, HUGE, GLEAMING SMILES. Reporter: SATURDAY NIGHT THEY WON THE GAME 19-4 IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR THE MID- ATLANTIC REGION. NOW IT IS ONTO THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES AFRICAN FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE TEAM WERE INSPIRED IN 1998, THE LAST TIME NEW JERSEY WON WITH TODD FRAZIER WHO NOW PLAYS FOR THE METS. WE ARE LIKE WHY NOT US? Reporter: THIS IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THE TEAM PLAYS AND THEY ARE NAMED THE TROOPERS AFTER THE NEW JERSEY TROOPER THOMAS HANDRATY KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN 1992 IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT. THE CURRENT COACH SAYS HE WAS COACHED BY HIS BROTHER. WE WEAR HIS BADGE NUMBER ON OUR UNIFORMS. 4971 REPRESENTS THE NEW JERSEY POLICE AND A LOT OF ITS HEROS. Reporter: STATE POLICE WILL ATTEND THE FIRST GAME IN THE SERIES FRIDAY AGAINST OREGON. THE PLAYERS AGES 10 TO 12 ARRIVED IN WILLIAMSPORT TODAY WHERE THERE WAS AN SPECIAL TOURNAMENT, TOO WE HAVE HAD SO MANY EMOTIONS. WE WILL TRY TO MAKE IT AS FAR AS WE CAN FROM HERE. I THINK HE IS LEARNING WHATEVER THEY PUT THEIR MIND INTO THEY CAN ACCOMPLISH. BEING BORN AND RAISED IN ELIZABETH AND BEING HISPANIC, I THINK THAT IS ALSO SOMETHING GREAT THAT IS POSITIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. Reporter: AND THAT PRIDE IS ON FULL DISPLAY ALL OVER TOWN. TWO BUS COMPANIES ARE OFFERING TO TAKE FANS FOR FREE TO SEE THE BIG GAME FRIDAY. ALREADY AT LEAST THREE BUSES HAVE BEEN FILLED. IN ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY, BACK TO YOU. SO EXCITING. THE TEAM IS STILL FUNDRAISING TO HELP THE PLAYER’S FAMILIES

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  1. Eliz. Stand up !!! Keep your eyes on the prize !!! Good luck !!! Eliz. Born an raised !!! #CHAMPS☝💪💪⚾⚾⚾⚾🔥🇺🇸

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