By CBS3 Staff

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — Family and friends welcomed back home the Upper Providence Little League team. They returned on Monday from the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

Their bus was escorted by a line of police cars as they made their way to the ballfields on Green Tree Road.

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The team lost to Louisiana, 5-3, on Saturday but they were all smiles in front of their fans.

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“It’s kinda crazy. Just thinking about that we were in the Little League World Series,” Tommy Sergio said.

“They were relentless in the offseason,” coach Ben Ludwig said. “So, I feel lucky as a coach because they took me on a ride. They did everything we asked them to do.”

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Coach Ludwig said the boys really pulled together as a team and they were “the most unselfish group of kids” that he’s ever met.