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No rest for the champs: Cumberland American already in Williamsport

August 10, 2014

Cumberland American’s Nick Croteau gestures as he walks past the ESPN banner after scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth inning Saturday night. PHOTO BY ERNEST A. BROWN

Special to The Times

It's a bus ride that will never get old for Cumberland American Little League.

The newly crowned New England Regional champions left Bristol, Conn., Sunday morning for Williamsport, Pa., and the Little League World Series.

"They left via coach bus at nine in the morning," Eastern Region assistant director Patrick Holden said.

Cumberland American is making the trip to Williamsport for the second time in four years. Cumberland American also won the New England title in 2011, then went 1-2 in pool play in the World Series.

In both 2011 and 2014, David Belisle was the manager. Belisle deflected credit away from him and onto his assistant coaches Matt Wright and Bill Davock.

For complete story and more photos, see Monday's Times

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