In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, members of the Little League team from LaGrange rode through downtown Williamsport, Pa., during the Little League Grand Slam Parade Wednesday. Little League World Series pool play begins Thursday; LaGrange plays Friday in South Williamsport, Pa.
Kentucky coach Brad Bates' club estimated about 150 to 200 family members and fans will travel to Pennsylvania for Friday's game, according to the Associated Press. Seeking more support, Bates also jokingly asked for any "Kentuckian who is an SEC fan" and lives in the mid-Atlantic to root on the little sluggers from LaGrange.
"We may be a little bit of an underdog, but that's OK," Bates said. "I'm sure our fans are going to be excited to be here."