At least one player, 13-year-old Cameron Greenway, has had some Craven County representation up in Williamsport, Pa.

Greenway is the starting right fielder on the Greenville North State All-Stars Little League team that has taken the Little League World Series by storm.

Greenway's team is the first ever to begin the tournament with back-to-back no-hitters, the first of which, was a perfect game.

His grandmother, or "Grammie," DD Barnthouse, is a Havelock resident.

Barnthouse made the trip to Pennsylvania to see her grandson play this past Friday night, when the team won in perfect game fashion.

She calls Williamsport a "beautiful and incredible place."

"It was just like watching a game at a major league stadium," she said.

"The kids all got new stuff when they got there and they signed autographs, it's like they were playing in the majors."

Barnthouse's daughter, Corrie, is Greenway's mother.

She said she wishes she could have stayed for the entire tournament and believes in her grandson's team to "take it all the way."

"They play so well together and they are so disciplined and well-coached," she said.

The team did get to meet some big leaguers as ESPN had a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals Sunday night from Williamsport.

Greenway's father, Tyler Williams, said that Cameron has been playing baseball since he was real little.

He also talked about Greenway's unconventional road to Williamsport.

"When he started Little League, as a 9-year-old, he didn't make any of the teams," Williams said.

"Then, as a 10-year-old, he made a team coached by Coach (Michael) Vaughn (an assistant with the North State team) and ever since then, they've been together."

The team lost a year ago in the regional championship game to a team from Georgia.

Williams echoed almost everyone else's sentiments about the boys, using the often-used "amazing" and "incredible."

After winning 6-0 in the perfect game, the team defeated a team from California Sunday, 16-0.

Next up for the group is a team from Lufkin, Texas in a game Wednesday night.

Texas' team is also 2-0 for the tournament.

Greenway had two hits in the victory over California Sunday.


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