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Little League World Series Bound

It's the chance of a lifetime.

The George Rogers Clark Little League baseball team is on their way to the Little League World Series.

Tuesday morning they left Jeffersonville in style, riding in limos to the airport.

The little league team from Jeffersonville Indiana is headed to Pennsylvania for the biggest games of their young lives.

Josh Burke says, "It really is amazing that we've gone this far and we're going to go up and try to have fun and bring home the title."

Josh already has one very important title, team catcher.

Burke says, "It's a tough job I mean Drew throws hard, Dalton throws hard and Chandler throws hard Christopher throws hard and Ben throws hard I got to stay focused and catch all of them."

Before leaving home Tuesday morning, Josh's dad Kevin had some advice for the big game.

Kevin Burke says, "Lets take this one pitch at a time, one out at a time one base at a time and try to win every inning and by doing that we try to focus on just staying grounded."

Josh and his teammates admit they are a little nervous about playing in front of the World, but the boys say they're more nervous about getting on the plane and flying than anything else.

Derek Ellis says "Once we take off I think it's going to settle in and be able to relax a little bit knowing where they're going, know they're going to be able to hang out with another international team and play in the Little League World Series."

Playing in the World Series isn't cheap.  In fact it's going to cost thousands, but Monday night the Jeffersonville City Council and Sheriff gave the team $8,00 to help these 11 Jeffersonville boys reach their dream.

Ellis says, "Everybody is rallying around us because these 11 kids have put Jeffersonville on the map."

The team plays the first game Friday night at 8.

That is expected to be televised at the waterfront in Jeffersonville.

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