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The Detroit Metro Stars will bring some new life to the Connie Mack World Series.

The Metro Stars will be making their first CMWS appearance after entering North Central Regional for only the second time this year.

Detroit locked up the series bid with a 6-4 victory against the Longshots from Illinois in the regional final.

"This is a first for our organization," Metro Stars' manager Shawn Maloney said. "We know that this is the best tournament to be a part of."

Detroit had to battle back from adversity to qualify for the CMWS after dropping its opening pool game in the state tournament.

The Metro Stars recovered to advance through the bracket, and the team brings a 42-5 record with it to Farmington.

Maloney said his team has found the right mix of players to be successful. Many of the players have been on the same team since they were young, and their success has brought in other good players from the area.

"We got the right players that have been together for a long time," Maloney said. "They were good, and other kids wanted to play with them. We have speed and power. We're good in all aspects of the game."

The Metro Stars have seven Division I players on the roster from Michigan State, Michigan and Central Michigan, including 6-foot-5-inch lefty Grant Ruess, who was a 31st round draft pick by the Detroit Tigers and will throw next year for the Wolverines.

The North Central region hasn't won the series since 1988, but Maloney believes his group has the talent to make a deep run and be a threat for the championship.

"I feel like we've got the team. Our kids expect to win," he said. "We've got a shot."

The Metro Stars will have to wait for their shot to start the series. They will play the final game of the opening round against Bill Hood at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Joshua Perry is the sports editor of The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and jperry@daily-times.com. Follow him @jperrysuu on Twitter.