Bay County baseball team works towards world series victory

(Source: WNEM)

A Mid-Michigan junior baseball team is marching to glory and fighting for a shot at the global title.

"Feels really good. The kids put in the work," Bay County Colt All Stars Coach Eric Debo said.

The hometown team is just a few victories away from a world championship.

The 16 and younger baseball team played their way into the Colt World Series in Lafayette, Indiana.

"Some Bay City Central kids, Bay City Western kids. Some Garber kids. A kid from USA and a kid all the way from Sandusky. So kind of a broad area, but they came together fast," Debo said.

The Colt World Series is a double elimination tournament that kicked off Friday. It features ball clubs from around the country and the world.

The Bay County team held its final practice on Aug. 3 before hitting the road for the Hoosier state on Thursday.

"I feel pretty excited to go down and just have fun and play some baseball," said Mason Schumacher, player.

Another player, Branden Brown, said the team has already become a family.

"And to win the world series would just be tremendous," Brown said.

The team won 1-0 against Aruba on Friday. Then they beat Hoosier North 8-5 on Saturday. They received their first loss against California on Sunday. But came back on Monday with a win against Louisiana 7-5.

The Bay County team is one of four teams remaining in the tournament. They face California again on Tuesday.

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