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U.S. Final In LLWS Could Draw Record Crowd

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Kaden Peifer and his Lewisberry, Pa., teammates use the same word over and over when describing what it's like to be playing two hours from home in front of 35,000 fans at the Little League World Series. "Crazy," the 12-year-old catcher said while taking a break Thursday from signing autographs outside Lamade Stadium. About 40,000 people are expected on Saturday to watch undefeated Lewisberry take on Pearland, Texas, for the United States championship. Officials say the crowd could challenge the stadium's single-game record of 44,800 set in 2001. Fans are expected to fill the large hill behind the outfield fence, which is normally empty...