Amherstburg Pee Wee Cardinals headed to Cooperstown

 

By Joel Charron

The Amherstburg Pee Wee Cardinals are headed to Cooperstown.

During the week of July 7, the Amherstburg Peewee Cardinals have been selected to play in the Cooperstown Dreams Parks and American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament in the birthplace of baseball, Cooperstown, NY.

“Anybody who’s a real baseball fan understands the importance of Cooperstown and what it mean to baseball payers and what to means to kids,” said manager Jeff Levy. “We are really excited for this.”

Teams will spend seven days and six nights in the “Baseball Village” clubhouses and eat three meals daily in the team-dining pavilion. Each team is guaranteed at least seven games (weather permitting) and will earn a seed to play in the single-elimination championship tournament. All teams will be represented in the “King of Swat,” “Road Runner,” “Golden Arm” and “Around the Horn Plus” skills competitions.

 

Back row (L to R) Coach Jeff Levy, Jarrod Hunt, Dean Emerson, Lucas Renaud, Jake Meloche, Colton Taylor, Colton Renaud, Coach Scott Renaud, Coach Gerry Hunt. Front row (L to R) Kyran Kelly, Spencer Hawkins, Mitchell Levy, Mitchell Wright, Ryan Lucier, Austin Cazabon, Nathan Lenson. Absent from picture: Kyle Drouillard and Coach Matt Kelly .

Players will receive a Cooperstown Dreams Park home and away jersey, socks, hat and the prestigious American Youth Baseball hall of Fame ring.

Levy said the Cardinals are going into the tournament with no expectations, with the main goal of having fun.

“We want to deliver this once in a lifetime experience to the kids,” said Levy. “Our goal is to make sure every kid has the opportunity to play and most importantly we want to make sure the kids have fun and enjoy the experience.

Levy also mentioned that the team would get the opportunity to feel how the professionals are treated.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for a 12-year-old to feel like a big leaguer,” said Levy.

One response to “Amherstburg Pee Wee Cardinals headed to Cooperstown”

  1. joe smith says:

    i think mitchell levy is the best player on that team and i know he will be going somewere someday in 10 years ill be watching hiim on tv i know it