Red Land isn't only Pa. team involved in LLWS

Written by Ben Allen and Radio Pennsylvania | Aug 19, 2015 4:38 AM

(Harrisburg) -- A team from the midstate is in Williamsport for the Little League World Series, but they aren't the only Pennsylvania team that will participate in the world-famous event.

The festivities start tonight in Williamsport, with the traditional Grand Slam parade, featuring the teams in the tournament.

Red Land Little League from York County is expected to show up on a float - it's dominated teams on the way to the Mid-Atlantic region crown.

State College Little League is participating in a Challenger Exhibition Game - designed for those with physical or intellectual challenges.

Brian McClintock with Little League International says it's a must-see event.

"This'll be our 15th one of those played, which is probably the best game of baseball you'll ever see played, maybe not from a high level of talent, but from a pure heart standpoint," says McClintock.

McClintock says he expects a big crowd for the game on August 29th, since a Pennsylvania team is participating.

Meanwhile, Red Land first plays Webb City, Missouri Friday night at eight.

If they win, they're back on the field Sunday.

If they lose, it's a quick turnaround - with another game Saturday.

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