SUPPLY, N.C.--Nearly two weeks after capturing a Dixie Youth state championship, the members of the Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys baseball team are a trip to Christiansburg, Virginia and six wins away from being world series winners.
"It's incredible, I've always wanted to go the world series." said Hunter Ashburm, an infielder for the Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys baseball team. "Everybody that's been that I know says it's awesome."
The Brunswick Junior Dixie Boys leave Thursday to compete in the Dixie Youth World Series in Virginia. In order to make the trip, the squad of 13-year-olds beat its biggest rival Columbus County during the six-team state tournament.
"They've always destroyed us, but this year they couldn't handle us," remarked Ashburm.
The current team is made up of the best players who compete in the Brunswick Junior Dixie Youth baseball league and last year's group of 13-year-olds lost in the semifinals in Seneca, S.C.
"We heard the level of play is different, so we know we have to be ready to reach our goal of winning." said Ashburm
L.C. Pigott, coach of the Brunswick Junior Dixie Boys, started coaching in the program in 2005.
Pigott has led four teams to the Dixie Youth World Series in his tenure.
"We've got power pitching, we've got power hitting, we've got good base runners and we've got speed." explained Pigott.
The goal for this group of 13-year-olds is to bring home a world series title for Pigott and the people of Brunswick County.