(Garden City, KS) The Mineral Area 14U Babe Ruth baseball team advanced to championship bracket play today at the Regional Tournament in Garden City, Kansas. After a rough start to the tournament, the Mineral Area baseball team rebounded with three wins in a row. The Missouri state champions fell to Colorado 10-0 to open pool play on Friday. But on Saturday Mineral Area notched wins over Junction City, Kansas 15-4 and Dickinson, North Dakota 12-3. Then yesterday Mineral Area beat the host team Garden City 4-0. The team from Mineral Area qualified for bracket play as the 3rd seed and play West Fargo, North Dakota at 12:30 this afternoon. Head Coach Levi Rawson says he and his kids are confident heading into bracket play.
If the Bulldogs win, they’ll play for the Regional Championship at 3:30 this afternoon against the winner of Centennial, Colorado, and Rapid City, South Dakota. The Midwest Plains champ moves on to the 14-year-old Babe Ruth World Series August 14th through the 21st in Ottumwa, Iowa.