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North Oldham Little League still in World Series

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP)-- Kentucky starter Griffin McLarty silenced Pennsylvania's hitters and their huge cheering section at the Little League World Series with a little help from his defense. The lanky, 6-foot pitcher from LaGrange, Ky., struck out 12 and hit a homer in a 1-0 win Friday night over the hometown favorites from Clinton County, just 30 miles down the road from South Williamsport.

Central Pennsylvania's favorite sons drew such a huge crowd that fans sat shoulder-to-shoulder on the grassy, terraced hill above the outfield fences. But it was the Kentucky contingent that was celebrating loudest by the end of the tense night. The 13-year-old McLarty calmly walked off the mound after getting a strikeout to end the game. Pennsylvania also had the potential tying run thrown out twice at the plate.

Hometown North Oldham fans gathered at the Community Center in La Grange to watch the game on television. WDRB's Tamara Evans was there to witness the fans' reactions to the win.

The North Oldham Little League team will play their next game on Sunday at 6pm. Hometown fans will gather once again to cheer on their team at 5:30 pm.

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