They will make a trip to Florida to compete this weekend, but one obstacle is slowing them down.
Gaston, SC (WLTX) -- A baseball team from Gaston is representing the state in the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series.
The team will make a trip to Florida to compete this weekend, but one obstacle is slowing them down.
The team's best asset is their ability to cheer for each other, but before they can go to the tournament, they need to raise about $12,000, coach Jason Smith said, an obstacle they will not let stop them.
The team is made of boys aged 17 and under. They're fast and they hit hard.
"We got a lot of talent," said Jason Smith, the team's coach. "Every kid I got (sic) can hit a baseball."
With support from parents and their coaches, the team hit their way to a state championship in a close 4-3 game, Smith said.
News19 got a chance to watch them practice Tuesday evening as they gear up for this weekend's tournament-style series
Coach Smith keeps them moving during practice, and his players appreciate it.
"The love on this team, I would go to battle with those guys over there any day of the week," said 17-year-old Addsion McKinley, a member of the team. McKinley said he would take "them over anybody, win, lose or draw."
"I'm not going to have much of a voice after this weekend," McKinley said.