Base­ball goes global

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Cen­tral City Base­ball’s new­est re­cruits are pre­par­ing for next month’s se­nior league Asia-Pa­cific and Mid­dle East Tour­na­ment.

First-year play­ers Cooper Hutchin­son and Cole Wardrope have been named on the New Zealand Se­nior Lit­tle League All-Stars un­der17 team, which heads to the Philip­pines in June.

They join ris­ing sports star and fel­low Cen­tral City player Nick Weaver, who helped lead last year’s national side to vic­tory in the tour­na­ment.

The un­der-17s be­came the first New Zealand base­ball team to rep­re­sent the na­tion in a World Se­ries.

This year’s squad is fundrais­ing to help the young play­ers make it to the Philip­pines for the tour­na­ment.

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