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SC falls to Puerto Rico in Big League World Series final

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Puerto Rico celebrates their win over the host South Carolina team. (Aug. 1, 2012/FOX Carolina) Puerto Rico celebrates their win over the host South Carolina team. (Aug. 1, 2012/FOX Carolina)
EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

All-star teams from across the United States and the world descended upon Easley for the Big League World Series - and a local team nearly won the title.

The team from Puerto Rico won the 2012 championship, outscoring a South Carolina team made up from players from Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties, 7-3.

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South Carolina jumped out to an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning thanks to a wild pitch and a single from Stephen McKnight, but Puerto Rico rallied in the third with four runs, including a three-run homer.

The Upstate team won their last world title in 2007, when they beat Puerto Rico.

The Big League World Series featured teams from the Philippines, Venezuela and Italy during the tournament that ran from July 25 to Wednesday. Players ranged from ages 16 to 18.

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