The Gladeville Diamond Dawgs will play in Cooperstown, N.Y., starting this weekend in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational at Cooperstown Dreams Park. They will spend seven days facing teams from around the country. They will also visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The players come from area middle schools, including Mt. Juliet, West Wilson, Friendship Christian and Winfree Bryant.
On the front row, from left, are coach Jimmy Sparks, Nick Baker, Braxton Waller, Kohl Finch, Jackson Odette and Skylar Sparks. On the back row are coach Lance Waller, Parker Van Avery, Ben Durham, Blaine Mabry, Mac Ausbrooks, Durstin Adams, Daniel Lucas and coach Shane Finch.