Monday marked the first day of practice for the Sparks Babe Ruth All-Stars, and coaches are excited about the potential of their teams.
“I think we picked a great group of kids. This is just our first practice,” Sparks 14-year-olds manager Mark Kotsios said. “This is my first year coaching Babe Ruth, so I don’t know what the competition looks like.”
The manager of the younger team shared similar sentiments prior to Monday night’s practice at Golden Eagle Regional Park.
“I think we have a great team, a lot of speed and a lot of power,” Sparks 13-year-olds manager Ed Thompson said. “We have a lot of guys who can hit the ball very hard and are really fast.”
Brackets have not been released for the three tournaments. Once the teams and seedings are determined, it will be easier to figure out who will be the teams to beat.
The 13-year-olds are scheduled to compete in Gardnerville. The 14-year-olds will be in Fallon, while the 15-year-olds head to Fernley. The state tournaments begin July 12th.