Cape Girardeau, Mo. (KFVS) – The 2022 Southeast Tropics are the Midwest Plains Regional Champions. With that title comes an introduction to the Babe Ruth World Series in Ephrata, Wash.
While the Tropics earned a wild-card spot in the Series last year, head coach Dustin Schwartz said the experience of earning an automatic bid to the regional championship is much different.
“This is the third straight regionals the Tropics have entered, but the first we’ve won,” Schwartz said. “To finally have a team like this get us over the hill is unbelievable.”
The players echoed that sentiment.
“I don’t know if I can explain it,” said Joe Cook. “It was the best feeling I’ve ever had on a baseball field.”
The team is still raising money for their trip via GoFundMe. The Tropics’ first game in the World Series will be Aug. 7 against the Northwestern Bakersfield Waves in California.
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