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Woods-Shores baseball team on its way to Little League World Series

August 13, 2013

When the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series kicks off Aug. 15 in Williamsport, Pa., the Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League baseball team will be one of 16 national and international teams vying for the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series title.

The Woods-Shores team, representing the Great Lakes region, will square off against the West region representative (Eastlake Little League, based in Chula Vista, Calif.) in a matchup set for 3 p.m. Aug. 16. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN.

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The Woods-Shores team battled its way to Williamsport by winning the Great Lakes title in games played Aug. 3-10 in Indianapolis, Ind. The Woods-Shores squad went 4-2 in winning the Great Lakes Regional Title, besting Illinois 10-3 in a regional final played Aug. 10.

The Woods-Shores team, coached by Tom Mozzola, advanced to that regional final in dramatic fashion, as Tommy Maxey — pinch hitting in the bottom of the sixth and final inning — blasted a three-run walk-off home run to give the Woods-Shores squad a 5-4 win over Ohio in a regional semifinal played Aug. 8.


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