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The Down Under Connection in Williamsport

One team participating in the Little League World Series has a connection to Williamsport before they even go off the plane.

JOSH WARNER PLAYS FOR THE WILLIAMSPORT
CROSSCUTTERS. THE TALL RIGHT HANDED PITCHER IS FROM AUSTRALIA, AND HAPPY HIS
COUNTRY SENT A TEAM TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES.

“It's pretty cool having a team from back home
come over here.”

WARNER SHARES SOME ADVICE FOR THE LITTLE LEAGUE
TEAM.

“Just stay focused, don't let the moment get to
you. Focus on the play at hand. Just go out there and have fun,” said Warner.

ALL SIXTEEN LITTLE LEAGUE TEAMS ENJOYED THE GRAND
SLAM PARADE THROUGH WILLIAMSPORT. THOUSANDS OF FANS WELCOMED THE AUSTRALIA
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS TO THE SERIES. WE SPOKE WITH PLAYERS DURING THE AFTERNOON
PICNIC.

“It's been an amazing experience so far. I never
thought I would ever get here before," said Outfielder Zach Artingstall.

“It been exciting, I am a bit nervous with all of
the crowds we are going to have,” said 1st Baseman Todd Hatcher.

THEIR MANAGER SHARES THE STRENGTH OF HIS YOUNG
TEAM.

“It's character, the fact that we have been
together a long time, fond of each other and we play for each other," said Manager Glen Tovey.

THE PLAYERS KNOW THEIR BIGGEST FAN, JOSH WARNER IS
A PROFESSIONAL IN THE PHILLIES MINOR LEAGUE SYSTEM

“Well, I think it is amazing to find out that
there is an Australian pitcher playing in America," said Artingstall

WARNER PLAYS PITCHING COACH WHEN ASKED WHAT THE
BOYS CAN DO TO WIN UNDER PRESSURE.

“Throw strikes, throw strikes and keep your walks
down and be aggressive.”

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