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Bridgeport Little League Making History

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 The city of Bridgeport continues making sports history. And it's 12-year-old all stars are heading to the southeastern regional tournament for the third straight year, but perhaps this one is a little more special.

"It's just amazing," said 12-year-old all star Nick Stalnaker. "It's tough because we won it three years in a row, but we did and it's amazing."

They did it when they were 10, 11 and now as 12-years-olds. Up next for this all-star team is a trip to Georgia.

"You win one and you realize how lucky you were," said head coach Wayne Goodwin. "Then we won two and pulled that off. Coming back the third year we knew the deck was stacked against us, but it didn't affect them. They kept working all spring and summer and put it together when they needed to."

Warner Robbins, Ga, is the host for this year's Little League 12-Year-Old Southeastern Regional Tournament. The winner advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

"This will be my fourth year in baseball," said Stalnaker. "Ever since I started this is what a I hoped for, to go to the Little League World Series and we get that chance if we win."

It's not just the 12-year-olds winning, both the 11, and 10-year-old teams also won West Virginia state titles.

"You just have to be in the game, every second," said 11-year-old Nathan Paulsen. Just five seconds is what we say, just five seconds of the game and you'll be ready."

It's an incredible accomplishment for a trio of teams and an entire community.

"It's really quite a feat," said Billy Reep, the head coach for the 11-year-old all star team. "From what we understand it's never been done before in the state of West Virginia. We're just proud as can be. We put a lot of work in and we're just proud of the boys."

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