Africa

Uganda's Little Leaguers have big dreams

Updated 12:42 PM ET, Mon September 17, 2012
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The Lugazi baseball team from Uganda are the first team to represent Africa in the 66-year history of the Little League World Series. Samantha Weihl/CNN
For these young boys, baseball is so much more than just a game. It helps them forget -- even just for a few hours -- the hardships of home. Samantha Weihl/CNN
Their first opponent was Panama, winners of the Latin America regional. Samantha Weihl/CNN
None of the family members from Lugazi were able to afford the trip, but the Ugandan team still received the loudest cheer of all when they were announced at the opening ceremony. Samantha Weihl/CNN
The Ugandan team ended up losing the game -- and the next one -- so they were eliminated from the tournament. Samantha Weihl/CNN
But they did win a consolation game against the U.S. team from Oregon, earning the African continent its first-ever win at the World Series. Samantha Weihl/CNN