WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — As the boys of Warwick North Little League took the field in Williamsport on Tuesday, dozens of nervous faces watched on television at a local bar in Warwick.
Warwick fell to Iowa in an elimination game after leading the team from the Mid-West all game. Warwick led Iowa the first four innings 1-0 until Iowa’s Kaiden Dinh parked one to left center to tie the game 1-1 in the fifth. Warwick’s Kenny Rix came back in the sixth with a solo shot to left field – bringing it to 2-1.
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But Iowa rallied in the bottom of the sixth, scoring two runs for a final of 3-2.
A crowd gathered to watch the team at Bo’s Bar and Billiards in Warwick
“It’s wonderful. It makes it all worth it,” said Warwick North board member Heather Vale. “Everyone on the board puts in so much time and so much effort to see a team from Warwick… it’s so exciting.”
Watching the older boys play has had a positive impact on many of the league’s younger players, too.
“It’s cool to get to know that you have a chance to get up to where they are,” said Jacob Soulliere.
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