M-E Little Leaguers make 'big' run to regionals

By Travis Eldridge

July 31, 2014 Updated Jul 31, 2014 at 12:09 AM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton)  For a group of Maine-Endwell nine and 10-year olds, this weekend presents a once-in-a-lifetime type opportunity. You could almost call it their World Series.

Maine-Endwell's 10-year-old Little League team is headed to the Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Rhode Island on Friday.
The team got there by winning the New York state title, becoming the only M-E 10-year-old team ever to do so.

They're also only the second M-E Little League team to win a state title. This group of kids has enjoyed the history-making ride.

"I think the most exciting part is that we haven't won states in the past three years and we've made it there," said Conner Rush. "Now we finally got to win it, and we're in regions."

"It felt pretty good, because we weren't expected to win," Jake Wunder added.

According to the kids, they were the underdogs going into the state final against Long Island. Luckily for them, they saved their best performance for the most important game of the tournament.

"It has been a lot of fun. I mean, we started back in mid-June, we started with the one local tournament and went through districts, and up to Waverly for sections and they've really come together as a team," said coach Scott Rush. "It has been a lot of fun. States, we probably played our best game in the championship game, which from a timing standpoint it couldn't have come at a better time."

M-E's first game is on Saturday against the team from New Jersey.

Click here for their schedule for the tournament.

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