Undefeated Sumter youth baseball team raises money for World Series

Dixie Youth World Series held in Laurel, Mississippi


BUSHNELL, Fla. – The South Sumter Dixie Youth Minor league boys baseball team went undefeated and clinched the state championship.

Now, they're looking for the funds to represent Florida at the 2016 Dixie Youth World Series.

The 9 and 10-year-old boys were chosen to represent Florida at the World Series in Laurel, Mississippi, the week of Aug. 4. 

The boys returned from the state tournament on June 20 and now have just two weeks to raise thousands of dollars to attend the World Series.

Team manager Mike Zapata is encouraging local businesses to help sponsor their team. They also have a GoFundMe page set up for people in the community who would like to show support.