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Murray connection in Little League World Series

Published: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 11:41 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 7:04 a.m. CDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Twin sons of a former Murray multi-sport athlete are playing in the Little League World Series today.

At 1:30 p.m. today, Sammamish, Wash., plays Connecticut to decide who takes on California in the American championship at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The American winners then play the International champs at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Jack and Adam Carper, twin sons of Billy and Julie Carper, are members of the Washington team. Jack plays left field and pitches, and Adam pinch-runs and pinch hits mostly, while sometimes playing in the outfield.

Billy, son of Bill and Norma Carper of Murray, is a 1988 graduate of Murray and was a three-sport star for the Mustangs.

Sammamish hung on for a 6-5 win over Urbandale, in a Little League World Series elimination game Monday night. When Sammamish plays Connecticut today, it looks to avenge its only defeat so far in the LLWS.

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