TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Next week, the 13 and 14 and Under Tallahassee Babe Ruth Baseball teams head south to Ocala for Regional play. Wins there put them in the World Series.
The 15 and Under squad plays in Greenville, North Carolina for Regionals, but they have the same goal - win and advance to the World Series.
This group has some kids that have tasted success before, as several of the guys were on the !3 and Under team that went to the World Series two years ago. Nearly every high school in Leon County is represented with this group, and they say they're not really feeling any pressure.
"We've had kids kind of drive up or get dropped off right at 6:00 and they run from the parking lot to the field," said head coach Ken Silvestri as an example of this team's love for the game. "That's kind of cool. It's not supposed to be work. They're going to have plenty of time to work, this is time to have fun."
"It's a good feeling because we work really hard out here and we do non stop training, and we're always fielding here and always taking batting practice," added Logan Roberts, who plays second base and pitches. "Coach is always hard on us to make sure we do the right things, make sure we don't mess up anything. It's a good feeling to make it the next step."
The 15's kick off Regional play in North Carolina next week. The Championship game is on Saturday.