The Waite Park 13AAA youth baseball team starts play in the 13AAA Babe Ruth World Series Wednesday in Kitsap, Washington in suburban Seattle.  Waite Park opens pool play Wednesday against Westfield, Massachusetts at 11am (CT).  Waite Park will play the host team from Kitsap, Washington at 9pm (CT) Thursday.  The head coach of the Kitsap team, Michael Smith is a St. John's graduate.

The tournament continues through August 22 in Kitsap.

Players on the attached picture are as follows:

Back row: Bryan Backes (Coach), Tanner Brosh, Chris Backes, Jack Schramel, Camren Dehler, Joey Atkinson, Drew Amundson, and Mike Dehler (Coach)

Front row: John Atkinson (Manager), Keaton LeClaire, Reagan Garden, Peter Nelson, Sam Nelson, Dan Schoborg, Michael Petron, and Bill LeClaire (Coach)