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Fairfield American's World Series Run Ends [PHOTOS]

But with Will Lucas' no-hitter on Monday, the New England champions managed to make history before they head home.

[Editor's Note: Photos from Ralph Wilson, text by Caitlin Mazzola.]

They may not be advancing in the 2012 Little League World Series, but the ball players on Fairfield American have made their hometown proud.

Twitter was abuzz Tuesday with praise for the team after it was eliminated by Petaluma, Calif. in a 5-0 shutout.

#FairfieldAmerican wonderful run by 11 outstanding young men and 3 extraordinary coaches. Be proud hold your head high -- Hal Schwartz, RTM D-7 (@halrtm7)

#FFLDAmerican had an incredible run this season! They made our town proud :) #LLWS #Fairfield -- Cait Perreira (@CaitPerreira)

Mananger Bill Meury to his team: "you guys put together the most memorable season in #FFLDAmerican history." He was spot on. -- Fairfield Conn. Sports editor Rich Pittera (@SportsFairfield)

Proud of the team, too? Tell us in the comments.

Congratulations on an impressive summer, Fairfield American.

 

Mary Ann downey August 22, 2012 at 12:33 PM
TO ALL THE FAIRFIELD AMERICAN TEAM, I HAVE TO SAY YOU ARE OUTSTANDING !!! I WAS SO PROUD TO WATCH ONE OF THE TOP LEAGUES AT THE AMERICAN WORLD SERIES !!! EVERYONE OF YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ...I MAY NOT LIVE IN MY HOME TOWN FAIRFIELD ANYMORE, BUT YOU BROUGHT A PIECE OF HOME TO ME !!! WALK WITH YOUR HEADS HELD HIGH BECAUSE THEIR WHERE ALL OF THE BEST TEAMS FROM EVERY WHERE AND YOU PROVED YOU ARE ONE OF THE TOPS IN THE NATION...I COMMEND THE COACHES FOR BEING SO CARING,I SO SOME COACHES YELLING AND SCREAMING AT KIDS, BUT NOT YOU ...YOU KEPT THEIR MORALS STRAIGHT OF WHAT GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP WAS ALL ABOUT....CONGRATS TO OUR FAIRFIELD BOYS, THESE WILL BE THE DAYS YOU WILL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE !!!
Hal Schwartz August 22, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Congratulations to Fairfield American Little League 12 year old All Stars. These 11 outstanding young men and 3 extraordinary coaches represented out town in a most magnificent way. We all have something to be proud of and should celebrate this remarkable achievement. I am glad to say that I know each and everyone one of them. Nice very very nice!!!!!!

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