Brooklyn Park baseball players head to Cooperstown
4:50 p.m.Thursday, March 17, 2022
The Brooklyn Park Baseball Association is sending two teams to a tournament in Cooperstown, New York this summer.
“We are a good team and we have all trained together, and we know each other very well,” said CT player Georgopopulos.
The team is planning a pancake breakfast at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center on March 26 to raise money for the trip. They also have a GoFundMe page.
“A lot of work goes into it both on the training ground, in games and in fundraising,” said coach Mark Schornstein.
Both teams will join a field of over 100 other teams in the tournament.
“It’s going to take a lot of effort to do extremely well, probably even to get past the first round,” said Michael Misko, who also plays for the team.
Coaches say the trip is a tradition for youngsters in the Brooklyn Park Baseball program.
“They’ve been looking forward to it since they started in our league around the age of six,” coach Mike Aasen said. “They will learn baseball history and spend time together.”
The team is optimistic about the trip, and also about the games.
“Everyone is having fun and I can have some hits and everyone is happy,” said Owen Schornstein.