On Sunday, July 30th, the Bismarck Capitals won the Babe Ruth 15 YO Midwest Plains Regional Championship in Junction City, KS - punching their ticket to the World Series that will be held August 8-17 in Lawrenceburg, TN.
Our boys are honored to have earned the right to represent the great community of Bismarck, as well as the State of North Dakota and the entire MWP region at a World Serie s for the 4th consecutive year!
A lot of these boys have been on this same team since the first year they could travel, which was 9 YO. They have won the ND State title in 6 of their 7 years together. They are multi-sport athletes, who have a very short baseball season: June and July - compared to most of the other teams at the World Series, who ofteb are able to play ball close to year-round. They have also chosen to stay together, rather than break up and pursue the independent club-ball/showcase ball circuit. And that bond they have is apparent when you watch them play!
As 12s they brought home the first-ever Cal Ripken World Series championship to the Midwest Plains Region (and ND). The last two years, they made it to the Babe Ruth World Series, taking 3rd as 13s, and 2nd last year as 14s. They are excited to have had their success continue at the Babe Ruth level, and are anxious to bring home another title!
This a tenacious, hard working team that is full of determination. and heart - they consistently put the TEAM before themselves as individuals.
The team has to report on August 8th, which gives us just over 1 week to coordinate a trip to a destinaiton over 1,300 miles away. We are raising funds to help offset the expenses associated with the trip. Any and all support is greatly appreciated. The boys will do their best to bring home a 2nd World Series title to our community, State, and region!
For those of you who do not feel comfortable with donating on-line, you can mail in a check, made out to 2017 Bismarck 15s. You can send it c/o Brad Miller - Kirkwood Bank & Trust, 2911 N 14th St, Bismarck, ND 58503.
On behalf of the players, coaches, and families - we thank you in advance for your support!
- Trevor Zacher
- Tami Kleinschmidt
- Tim &Glenna Mueller
- Tasha Scott
- James & Janell Devine
Nancy Niessen Miller