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Little League Softball World Series kicks off Wednesday, leaders expect boost to local economy

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Little League Softball World Series will be played in Greenville for the first time ever, starting Wednesday. City officials are expecting a big impact from the event and are hopeful it will lead to more events for the city.

“We’re working really hard to make sure that all the young ladies their coaches, and their family have a great experience here in Greenville and I’m pretty confident that they will,” said Greenville Little League Commissioner Brian Weingartz.

Weingartz and his team have been preparing Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park for weeks to host the Little League Softball World Series. Now, the 10 teams from all over the country are here and ready to hit the field.

“They’re getting outfitted in uniforms, they’ll be over here at the park getting their pictures taken,” Weingartz said about Monday’s activities.

Due to COVID-19 protocols set up by Little League…

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