WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. (WPRI) — A group of boys from Barrington is finding out what it’s like to be celebrities—taking pictures, signing autographs, playing on national television in front of tens of thousands of people—but it comes at the cost of seeing their families and, perhaps more importantly, mom and dad seeing them.
Life away from home isn’t easy for the 11- and 12-year-old ballplayers at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Some haven’t seen their families in two weeks.
In the above video, Eyewitness Sports reporter catches up with the Barrington Little League team on their day off.
With Sunday’s stormy weather pushing games back a day, the team took advantage of the time off on Monday by holding batting and on-field practices.
Barrington’s next game was rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The New England representatives will take on the Mid-Atlantic team from Elizabeth, New Jersey, who fell to Hawaii Monday afternoon in a game that was suspended due to the weather.
Both teams will be looking to stave off elimination. Barrington was shut out by Virginia last week but kept their World Series dream alive with a 6-1 win over Bowling Green, Kentucky, over the weekend.