King Philip 14U Baseball Team Advances To Final 4 In Babe Ruth World Series

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WRENTHAM (WBZNewsRadio) - It was a proud night for supporters of the King Philip Little League team competing in the Babe Ruth World Series in North Dakota.

The King Philip 14-U players have now advanced to the final four of the series. Tuesday night, Parents, students, family and friends gathered at Parker's Pub in Wrentham to cheer on the team.

Lydia and Ella came to support their friend Leo.

"It's just crazy, cuz I know how much he loves baseball, so it's just crazy seeing something that he really wanted." They told WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe. "It's really cool to see them on TV, especially the kids we've grown up with."

Ted Jansen couldn't be there in person to watch his son, Cormick play, but he loved being at the watch party

"It's unbelievable to see your son on TV. I'm so proud of him and the whole team." He said.

King Philip isn't the only local team on fire at the Series. The Greater Lynn Baby Ruth team defeated Hamilton, N.J. 3-0 on Tuesday at VA Credit Union field, home of the minor league Fredericksburg Nationals.

The Little League World Series kicks off Wednesday with Middleboro Little League representing New England. They're playing the Southeast regional winner, from Tennessee. The game will be carried on ESPN live at 3 p.m.

Middleboro last went to the Little League World Series in 1994.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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