South Georgia Beast head to the World Series

South Georgia Beast are preparing for their first appearance in the 7U USSSA World Series. / Jon Benson

Starting up a first year program is tough, and making that program recognizable nationwide is even tougher. The South Georgia Beast 7U USSSA travel baseball team has made a statement in the state, by placing third in the state championship tournament qualifying them for the World Series.

Head Coach Kareem Sanders said, "These kids have worked so hard together for only ten months and now we get a chance to play on the national stage. These kids are truly amazing."

The 7U AAA USSSA is a coach pitching league for mostly seven year olds. The league starts in the fall and carries over to the summer time. At the state level 15 different teams are invited to play in the state championship and only the few get a chance at the World Series. At the nation level 25 teams throughout the country are selected to compete for the World Series Championship.

For the South Georgia Beast, this is their first year as a team, and they will be making the trip to Gulf Shores, AL for the week long tournament. They will leave on June 23, and prepare for their first game the following day.

To show your support for the team leaving, you can visit their website at