MOSES LAKE, Wash. — The Bryant 14-year-old All-Stars’ bid to capture a second consecutive World Series championship commences today with the start of pool play at the Babe Ruth tournament at Larson Field in Moses Lake, Wash. The team, made up mostly of the players that won the 13-year-old Babe Ruth Series last season, takes on Clifton Park, N.Y., the Middle Atlantic Regional champion at 2:30 p.m. (4:30 Central) today.
Bryant, the Southwest Regional champion, is managed by Jerry East. The players are Logan Allen, Drew Brown, Cameron Coleman, Jake East, Lawson Fincher, Jeffrey Hastings, Dylan Hurt, Austin Kelly, Hayden Knowles, Preston Kyzer, Garrett Misenheimer, Aaron Orender, Kyle Sahr, Alex Shurtleff and Diego Vargas.
This morning all 10 teams in the Series were set to participate in the opening Breakfast of Champions at Moses Lake High School cafeteria. Opening ceremonies are set for 11 a.m. (Pacific time), 1 p.m. (Central).
Bryant is in the National Division for pool play. On Sunday, the team takes on the host squad at 8 p.m. (Pacific). Monday at 2 p.m., they play Jasper, Ind. And, on Tuesday, it’s a match-up with Baxter Springs, Kansas. Bryant has a bye on Wednesday before the single-elimination championship tournament begins on Thursday with the top three teams in each of the two Divisions will vie for the Series title.
The American Division includes Manchester, N.H.; Tualatin Hills, Ore.; Longwood, Fla.; Westchester, Calif.; and Puget South, Wash.