Cumberland Little League team heads to NE Regional Tournament
By: Melissa Randall
It’s an exciting time for
“Anxious. I really want to win, but I’m also nervous to play at one of the highest levels you can play at,” said 12-year-old Brendan Wright.
They’re already the state Little League Champs, but the team is still hungry. The Cumberland Americans have their sights set on the World Series. To get there, though, they will have to win the regional tournament.
“They’re gamers. I can tell you that much they don’t quit. They fight to the very end. They’ve pulled out some amazing victories and we’re hoping to pull out a few more,” said manager David Belisle.
Family and friends gathered at Bentley Field this morning to send them off. The boys, ages 12 and 13, have been playing together for two years.
“I think we’ll do good, but we’ll have to work really hard,” said Wright.
Several of the players have already been to
“My brother went when he was 12 back 3 years ago, so it’s pretty cool going back,” said John Belisle, also 12.
In 20–11 that team won regional’s and went to the World Series. This years talented bunch is hoping to follow in their footsteps.
“We have great competition that gets us ready for something like this,” said David Belisle. “Look out
The first team
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