Everett High School varsity baseball player Alex Lara will pitch for the Lynn Babe Ruth 15-Year Old All-Star team in the Babe Ruth World Series next week in Virginia.
Lara, a 6-foot junior, is the starting left fielder on Lynn’s team that won the New England championship in Keene, N.H. The team is 12-0 in state and regional tournament play.
Lara is a graduate of Everett Little League where he was a member of the District 12 All-Star and Jimmy Fund Tournament teams.
“I learned a lot playing in Everett Little League,” Lara said, adding that one of her favorite coaches was the late Jonathan Delgado.
Lara is grateful to his mother, Nicole Dubon, for giving him the opportunity to play baseball in his age group this summer.
“My mom reached out to baseball programs to see if there were openings for out-of-town players,” Lara said. “It was a great experience and I’m excited about playing in the World Series. Lynn’s coaches were awesome. And the players on the team are my brothers now.”
In addition to Lara Botta on the roster, the team consists of 10 players from Lynn and four players from Revere.
Lynn Babe Ruth will be one of 12 teams competing in the World Series. The top three teams in each six-team group advance to a knockout round. All games will be streamed live.