Friday, August 19, 2011
SPORTS: Babe Ruth baseball
Alex Allen, left, and Tyler Nottingham, both of Jasper and 13, boarded the bus with the other nine members of the Jasper Babe Ruth baseball team Wednesday morning to head to the Babe Ruth World Series while family members gathered to say goodbye and wish them luck. The bus drove to Evansville, where the team boarded a plane and flew to Clifton Park, N.Y., to compete with nine other teams. This is the first trip for the Jasper Babe Ruth team to the World Series in the program’s 11-year history.
Craig Shepherd of Jasper, 14, laughed as he and Ben Schueter of Jasper, 14, swapped stories in the dugout while eating sub sandwiches after baseball practice Tuesday night at Ruxer Field in Jasper. The two are teammates on the 11-member Jasper Babe Ruth baseball team, which left Wednesday to compete in its first-ever World Series in the program's 11-year history.