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The boys of summer dream of the Little League World Series

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LUFKIN, TX (KLTV) -

It's a summer evening at the ballpark. It's the sights and sounds that only come with little league baseball.

"I would not rather be anywhere else than watching them play," said Rose Capital East parent Michelle Dyess.

Each year, thousands of kids take the field, with dreams of playing on Little League's biggest stage.

"We watch the Little League World Series faithfully every year, and a few years ago, he said, 'I want to play on national TV.'"

One year ago, it nearly happened in Lufkin.  The Lufkin All Stars fell one game short of the World Series.  Fans hope it's only a matter of time before one East Texas, takes it all the way.

"It would bring a lot more fans to East Texas," said 12 year old Noah Fuhrman.  "Just for any team to go it would be way more fun."

Dyess agrees.

"As a community that is well known for it's football, I think we would have a lot more people on our baseball bandwagon if we could see a team go."

The ride to Pennsylvania won't be easy, but the reward is worth every effort. The boys of summer, hope to make that dream come true.  Lufkin hosts the district championship on Monday night.

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