BISMARCK, N.D. - Every baseball player dreams of having their World Series moment and the Bismarck 15's squad will get theirs in a couple of weeks when the Capital City hosts the 13-15 Babe Ruth World Series.
"I've always wanted to go to the World Series we all have. We've been excited for this all season we've been working towards it and working hard in practice and it's going to be a once in a lifetime experience," said Preston Bartsch, Bismarck 15's pitcher.
"I played for a long time and I never made the World Series, so this will be my first one and it's cool that it is in Bismarck. It is really exciting and I can't wait," said Head Coach Jaden Scott, Bismarck 15's.
And for the 15's, they are playing their best ball at just the right time.
"You know, we won state last weekend, so that was good. It is the first time this group has done that in Babe Ruth, so that was exciting and positive because we had some good competition there and I think we are playing our best ball right now which is where we want to be," said Scott.
Adding to the World Series fun is the fact that it will be in front of the 15's home crowd at Municipal Ball Park
"Oh, it's going to be awesome. There is going to be so many people there, a lot of my friends and family are coming. It's going to be a lot of fun," said Luke Weld, Bismarck 15's second baseman.
The 15's first game is already set for the World Series as they will take on China in the first game of pool play.
"This is the first international game I have been a part of, or these kids have been apart of, and to just experience that is going to be amazing," said Scott.
"That is very crazy! We have never had a team from China come and play Bismarck, so it is going to be crazy," said Bartsch.
While playing in the World Series is a life long dream, the 15's have a big goals in mind.
"I mean, obviously it would be great to win it, that would be really cool and amazing, but if we show up and compete I will be happy with whatever the outcome is," said Scott.
"Mostly I just want to soak it all in and have a lot of fun and play our best," said Weld.
"I am just looking forward to meeting new people and getting to meet all the China kids. I just want to have a good time and enjoy the experience. It is a once in a life time experience," said Bartsch.
The Babe Ruth 13-15 World Series starts August 7.