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    Ariana van den Akker/The Herald Evan Aders, 15, left, Adam Hedinger, 14, Jared Sermersheim, 15, Tanner Egbert, 15, and Andrew Schmitt, 15, all of Jasper, circled up for one last cheer at the end of the Jasper Babe Ruth team’s practice Wednesday at the Youth Sports Complex. The team boarded a plane for the World Series in Washington state early this morning and will play Saturday.

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    Ariana van den Akker/The Herald Ethan Schoeder of Jasper, 14, hit the ball during batting practice Wednesday at the Jasper Youth Sports Complex.

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    Ariana van den Akker/The Herald Tanner Egbert, 15, left, and Adam Hedinger, 14, both of Jasper, joked around while waiting for balls during batting practice Wednesday.

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    Ariana van den Akker/The Herald Andrew Schmitt of Jasper, 15, got ready to hit the ball during batting practice Wednesday at the Jasper Youth Sports Complex.

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    Ariana van den Akker/The Herald Conner O’Brien of Jasper, 15, caught a foul ball against the fence Wednesday during the Jasper Babe Ruth team’s practice at the Jasper Youth Sports Complex.

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    Ariana van den Akker/The Herald Adam Hedinger fired a shot to second base Wednesday during the Jasper Babe Ruth team’s practice at the Jasper Youth Sports Complex.

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    Ariana van den Akker/The Herald Cameron Heeke, 14, laughed and adjusted his hat as teammate Conner O’Brien, 15, right, both of Jasper, listened to head coach Jeff Egbert on Wednesday.

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    Ariana van den Akker/The Herald Jasper Babe Ruth players Adam Hedinger, left, 14, Ethan Schroeder, 14, Reece Kleinhelter, 14, Jared Sermersheim, 15, and Tanner Egbert, 15, smiled after head coach Jeff Egbert made a joke while talking at the end of practice Wednesday.

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    Ariana van den Akker/The Herald Jasper Babe Ruth team member Evan Aders of Jasper, 15, signed photos in the dugout Wednesday to give to those who donated to the team.

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    Ariana van den Akker/The Herald The Jasper Babe Ruth team relaxed with cool drinks and conversation at the end of practice Wednesday at the Jasper Youth Sports Complex.