Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A group of young ladies who started swinging bats and throwing pitches in Dentsville have earned a World Series bid.
"You practice like you play, said Sarah Quarles, who plays right center field for the team. "We were in districts. We were loosing by a lot and we just kept our heads up and came back and won the game."
Now on their way to a World Series tournament, the South Carolina All Stars team is all wins in post season play.
"Every year we've been close," said Head Coach Sabrina Parker. She describes her team as, "Physically tough. They give their all. They're dedicated."
"I'm actually kind of nervous because there might be some teams that are better than us," said shortstop Emily Babbit.
To quiet the nerves and encourage the team, some members of the Gamecocks Softball Team stopped by the All Star's final practice.
"We just gave them some tips on having confidence. Coming out here every day, that's the most important part," said Kaitlin Westfall, who graduated this year. "It's all about believing."
"It's worth practicing this hard because you get to go this far," said Quarles. "Most girls that play softball don't ever make it this far. It's like once in a lifetime.