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      Parents 'World Series' proud of Cumberland kids

      With just one day away from the first game for the Cumberland American Little League team, NBC 10's Tony Gugliotta spoke with some proud parents in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

      Parents said they are overwhelmed by the experience in Williamsport.

      "Welling up, welling up. It's overwhelming. It's fantastic - every adjective you can say," said Sherry Meers, Sean's mom.

      It is certainly a family affair in Williamsport for these Cumberland clans. They are all excited to be among the 50,000 plus lining the streets to catch a glimpse of these pint-sized superstars.

      "It's a feeling I can't explain. It's the opportunity of a lifetime for my son, for all the boys, for the team. It's just wonderful," said Sue Croteau, Nick's mom.

      Chuck Thibeault, Trey's father, told NBC 10, "It's amazing. I'm really proud of my son and the whole team. Everyone worked three hours a day for three or four months to be where they are now and I'm very proud."

      The players waved atop a float during the Little League World Series parade Wednesday for all to see. It's the center of their universe for a few days because they are the best at what they do.

      "It's exciting. I cried when I went to the field today. You just can't believe that your 12 year old can play in that capacity. It's just crazy," said Tara Slack, Jayden Struble's mom.

      Cumberland will play its first game against Texas at 8 p.m. Friday.