Local baseball players off to Cooperstown

Special to the RTT

Four Amherstburg Minor Baseball Association baseball players are headed to Cooperstown, New York this weekend to compete in the Dream Park National Invitational Tournament.

Cooperstown playersThey will be part of the Sun Parlour Selects fourteen-man roster, a team comprised of players from Amherstburg, Kingsville and Leamington.

Coached by Sid Doe of Amherstburg, the players were invited to a try-out in October and selected to play for the Sun Parlour Selects.

“This will be quite an experience for the kids,” said Doe. “they have worked real hard to get to this point.  They have been actively fundraising to cover the cost of this trip and seen the culmination of their goal.  I think they will have alot of fun.”

The team consists of players 12 years of age and under and will battle teams from across North America. Over 100 teams will compete in the week-long tournament.

“As well as playing at least seven games, the players will tour the Baseball Hall of Fame and visit Doubleday Field where the first game of baseball was first played in 1839,” added assistant coach Bill Amlin.

The local players include Brock Beaudoin, Brodie Doe, Hunter Hotchkiss and Trent Kelly from the Amherstburg Canadian Tire Pee Wees.

The players leave Friday morning for Cooperstown.

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