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Nebraska loses LLWS debut; Japan and Calif. win

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - After a hard-earned victory Thursday, the team from Petaluma, Calif., got two days off to get ready for its next game at the Little League World Series.

Thirteen-year-old Austin Paretti had other plans.

"Swimming," the outfielder exclaimed with eyes wide open in anticipation.

The pint-sized Paretti and his teammates earned a little down time at the Little League complex pool after a 6-4 victory over Fairfield, Conn., on a sun-splashed opening day.

Japan also won its early game, 7-0 over Curacao, while Taiwan routed a team from Ramstein Air Base in Germany, 14-1.

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