Posted August 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
A team of accomplished Little Leaguers walked onto the field to cheers - from a bunch of big leaguers who admired them from afar. The runner-up U.S. Little League World Series team from Petaluma in Northern California joined the Oakland Athletics for stretching and pregame catch Friday afternoon before the A's opened a weekend series with the Boston Red Sox. Petaluma was eliminated in a 24-16 loss to Goodlettsville of Tennessee last Saturday in a game that set a record for most combined runs in the World Series. Oakland outfielder and designated hitter Jonny Gomes is from Petaluma and has supported the town's Little Leaguers over the years. This Petaluma team - with green and gold uniforms just like the A's - captured the attention of the major leaguers.
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