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Taney Dragons Dealing With More Than Practice On Off Day

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The Taney Dragons had the day off before their next game today, but there's been a lot of action, in addition to practice and preparations.

After their historic win Friday night, the team was thrown a major curve ball of their own.

The team was evacuated from their dorms on the grounds of the Little League World Series and ended up bunking with mom and dad.

After their first round win the Taney Dragons-only had a few minutes to celebrate, before they had to evacuate.

A water main break in the player's dorms forced all 16 Little League teams to find other accommodations. It was a logistical nightmare for little league baseball on its biggest week of the year.

"They organized all the teams to go off campus. They gave us the option to stay with parents which most of them were more than happy to do for a night," said Taney Manager Alex Rice.

The Taney team was bussed to a hotel where their parents are staying 25 minutes away.

The team got a chance to see their family they've been away from for two weeks.

"It was good actually because I have not been able to spend time with my family for a while," said Dragon, Jared Sprague-Lott.

The hotel happened to be where FOX 29 is staying.

We saw the team around the hotel celebrating their win with pizza delivery, arcade games and just being kids.

"Played in the arcade a little bit… but I went to sleep," said Jared of his stay.

But the diversion was short lived, the team headed back on the bus and back to the dorms for a round of batting practice and a little rest. This is all in time to get ready to batter up.

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