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Collier's Little League Team Plays on ESPN

Collier Township’s youth baseball team is just two wins away from the Little League World Series in Williamsport and will appear on ESPN at 11 a.m.

youth baseball team is just two wins away from the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

will play their regional semi-final game at 11 a.m. Friday, which will be televised live on ESPN.

The team has been in Bristol, CT, for the past week and went 2-2 in pool play. They now will play their semi-final regional game against New Jersey, which beat them 4-3 last Saturday.

Steve Alauzen, a coach on the team, said they’re excited about the opportunity Friday morning. He thinks they’ll hit better than they did last weekend against New Jersey.

“They’re really excited,” Alauzen said. “They had interviews (Thursday) with the ESPN people. They’re all fired up. It’s been wild.”

Alauzen said the crowds have increased with each game. He expects a big group of parents for Friday’s game.

If Collier wins Friday and then again in the championship game on Sunday, they’ll be put on a bus Monday morning and sent to Williamsport for the Little League World Series.

“The more we win, the more and more people are coming up,” he said. “Everyone’s into it. The parents, kids and coaches, they couldn’t be happier.”

The team has won the section, and .

UPDATE: Collier Township lost 9-4 to New Jersey in the semi-final regional round Friday. Look for a full story Saturday morning.

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Mike Jones (Editor) August 10, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Since not everyone has cable or access to a television, would anyone be interested in posting updates throughout the game?
Danielle August 10, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Collier is down 2-1 at the start of 3rd inning.
Guest August 10, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Let's go Collier!
Fan August 10, 2012 at 04:00 PM
The guy who runs the league shows up to be on TV and the guys who got the kids to this game is in th stands...what a jerk. Go kids!!! But I hope this Tom Jerk...hope he breaks a leg...poor form and a tool move!!!
Fan August 10, 2012 at 04:00 PM
4-2 NJ in 3rd. You can watch live on espn 3
Fan August 10, 2012 at 04:03 PM
4-4 3rd. Watching on espn3.com
Fan August 10, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Great the guy who got kicked to the stands by that Tom jerk....his son just hit a 2 run HR
Danielle August 10, 2012 at 04:07 PM
After 3 innings, the game is tied at 4. Each team had 2 run homers.
LL Coach August 10, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Really? The President of the League kicks the guy who got them there off the team? Sounds like something that would happen in our Little League! Why would LL International allow that? Very Classless move.
Danielle August 10, 2012 at 04:30 PM
After the top of the fifth, Collier has to get some runs back. 8-5. Collier ended the inning by tagging a guy out who was trying to take advantage of the wild pitch.
Mike Jones (Editor) August 10, 2012 at 04:45 PM
New Jersey has a 9-4 lead over Collier going into the bottom of the 6th.
Mike Jones (Editor) August 10, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Collier lost 9-4 to New Jersey in the semi-final regional round. Congrats to the Collier Little Leaguers on a great summer.
Danielle August 10, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Sad to see these local boys fall just short, but hopefully they had fun on their way and made lots of memories.
CollierFan August 10, 2012 at 05:35 PM
These Kids are so adorable!. I hope they come back stronger & eventually have the title. Way to go Collier! There should be a Collier baseball facebook page set up for fans like me :)
j tomlinson August 10, 2012 at 07:00 PM
what you dont know is the guy who got them there kicked collier kids off the team to add 5 kids from cannon mac!

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