Little league team on a roll

Published 08/14 2012 09:48PM

Updated 08/15 2012 10:32AM

MATTOON -- The town's Cal Ripken baseball team is competing at an international tournament in Maryland. The games have been going on for a few days.

One of the player's family feels it's fate they've made it so far. Cal Ripken visited Mattoon ten years ago when the World Series was held in town. One player got a picture with him and he's now taking the field for his town.

"They're so excited. They're just, you know, a dream come true to them to go that far. I just wish I was there, said Glenda Owens.

The team took the day off today to go see the Baltimore Orioles play. If they win their game Wednesday, they'll move on to the semi finals.

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