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The stage is set for the Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League team.

The Little League World Series begins Thursday with 16 teams vying for the championship, including Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores, representing the Great Lakes Region.

The Michigan team will play the Southwest Region champion, Lufkin, Texas, at 7 p.m. in Williamsport, Pa. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores earned a berth in the Little League World Series with a 6-3 victory last weekend over Illinois-Hinsdale in the Great Lakes Region championship.

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