Shelton, Ct. wins spot in World Series

August 9, 2008 4:13:02 PM PDT
Shelton's National Little League team has won a spot in the Little League World Series, the first Connecticut team to reach that milestone in almost 20 years. Back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning gave Shelton a 2-1 win Saturday over the team from Manchester, N.H., in the New England Regional Championship in Bristol.

Shelton now advances to the World Series in Williamsport, Pa., for its shot at becoming Connecticut's first team to capture the worldwide title since 1989.

Before Trumbull won the top spot in 1989, Connecticut teams had not been world series champions since Stamford and Norwalk in the 1950s and Windsor Locks in 1964.

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