July 9, 2024

Mount Dora Babe Ruth 14-U All-Star Baseball Team Headed To State Championships

1.3 min read| Published On: July 9th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Mount Dora Babe Ruth 14-U All-Star Baseball Team Headed To State Championships

1.3 min read| Published On: July 9th, 2024|

The Mount Dora Babe Ruth 14-U All-Star Team is headed to the State Championships this week in Sarasota. This team has worked incredibly hard and will be facing some of the top up-and-coming talent in the state of Florida!

Back in May, the Mount Dora Babe Ruth team finished second. Over the next few weeks, the team fought hard and practiced diligently to play in a five-game series to determine if they would be sent home or win the district and advance to states.

(Mount Dora captured the district championship recently and will head to the state championship.)

The team went 4-1 to become the district champions and advance to the State Championship series. This is the first time in history that the Mount Dora 14-U team has made the state championships!

This select group of young men has the opportunity to advance all the way to the National Tournament. With the costs of travel, the team is asking for any help as they represent our county. “All funds donated will be used to help cover all expenses related to the upcoming tournament. Our team will be extremely grateful for any support you can provide,” says Lukas Wishork. To help the team out you can contact mountdorababeruth@gmail.com

(This team has worked very hard to make it to this point. They have a chance to make it to Nationals if they do well during the state championship this weekend. We are proud of them either way.)

This is a big moment for this program. The team is coached by Chris Kelly, Erik Gonzalez, Jeremy Moskaloff, and Jason Yero. Together, they have done an incredible job of coaching this team to the district championship and the state championship.

We are proud of this team and wish them the best of luck as they attempt to qualify for the National Championships! The games start on Thursday and end on Sunday. Good luck!

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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