When a team is first established, growing pains are common.
That means the South Georgia Beast is uncommon.
After just ten months as a competitive team, the Beast has clinched a spot in the USSSA World Series in Gulf Shores, AL next week.
"Do you feel like this team is good enough to win this thing?" asks WALB's Jake Wallace.
"Yes sir," says Beast first baseman Talen Pugh. "Because of all the hard work we did and we practice a lot."
The team earned their spot in Gulf Shores by finishing third in the state championships last week.
The level of the success has even surprised the coaches.
"To finish third in the state, and you've only been playing 10 months, for us that was a big achievement," says coach Kareem Sanders. "We feel like the ball could bounce here or there, and we could possibly win the World Series."
After all their hard work and 70-plus games played around the southeast, this team is ready for its moment.
"What would it mean to win at the World Series," asks Wallace.
"Everything," replies shortstop Kameron Sanders.
The team will be honored by Albany mayor Dorothy Hubbard Thursday.
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