A Blowout to Begin

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The youngsters from Citrus Park opened up the 2008 Little League World Series in grand fashion this afternoon, as they clobbered the Midwest representative Rapid City, South Dakota 10 – 0 in a “10 run rule” shortened game in four innings. The runs came early and often in an 8 run 1st inning as the Southeast reps sent 12 boys to the plate. They tacked on 2 more runs in the second. The combined pitching efforts of Levi Gilcrease, Darren Miller, and Kevin Merrell combined for a four inning no hitter. The offensive outburst, dependable defense, and stellar pitching has perhaps placed a target on the boys from Tampa as the team to beat. Good job and good luck! CPLL continues Pool B play against Hawaii on Sunday night at 8 pm. Make sure you watch, heapsters!

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