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Coon Rapids-Andover wins their Little League World Series opener

The little league team from Minnesota won their first game against a team from Kentucky in the opening round of the Little League World Series.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Coon Rapids-Andover team (Midwest Region) beat Bowling Green, Ky. team (Great Lakes Region) 2-1 in the opening round of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

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The team is making history. Their second baseman, Maddy Freking, is just the 19th girl to play in the Little League World Series.

The team is getting a lot of support from the community.

Perhaps the most excited is Dick LaFleur. He is the co-founder of the Coon Rapids-Andover American Little League.

He says he has waited decades to see a team make it this far.

"It would be a great honor if they won the whole ball of wax and that's what I'll be pulling for," said LaFleur. 

Their next game is 10 a.m. Sunday versus the Southeast Region.

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