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Fans cheer North Oldham Little League to big win

LA GRANGE, KY (WAVE) – The fans at home had just as much fun as those out in Pennsylvania on Friday night.

The nerves were high, but it was an exciting game and win for the North Oldham Little League team, especially for those watching in their home town.

From the first pitch, it was clear, it was going to be an exciting night in Oldham County. "It's really cool, everybody at school is talking about it, everybody in the town is talking about it too," said Josey Pride, fan.

While the cheers were loud in Williamsport, the fans at the La Grange Community Center Friday night were holding their own, cheering on their beloved team.

"I want to see McLarty pitch," said 10-year-old Jacob Kemble. "He is a good pitcher."

"For a lot of us that have been involved with the league for a long time, it feels like we are in this great dream," said Jeff Tindall who organized the watch party.

That's because for the first time, the young baseball players from next door are competing on the national stage. "Our little tiny county, making it into the biggest world series, it is so amazing," said Payton DeBeer, fan.

"They are very fundamentally sound," said Allen Haywood, fan. "They are really fun to watch, they are a good group of kids that like to be around each other, I think that's key."

While these fans may be hundreds of miles away, each play had them on the edge of their seats. "We've got a group of 10 boys that are making all of Oldham County and the state of Kentucky's dreams come true," said Tindall.

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