2017-09-20 / Front Page

Youth baseball player takes part in Field of Dreams Tournament

Youth baseball player Dylan McCarthy of Chester winds up for a pitch at the Field of Dreams Tournament recently in Cooperstown, New York.  — COURTESY PHOTOYouth baseball player Dylan McCarthy of Chester winds up for a pitch at the Field of Dreams Tournament recently in Cooperstown, New York. — COURTESY PHOTOCHESTER — Local baseball player Dylan McCarthy got to play in the 12-and-under Baseball Field of Dreams Tournament on Aug. 26-Sept. 1 in Cooperstown, New York. One hundred and four teams from all over the country played in the one-week tournament, according to Dylan’s father.

Dylan's Green Mountain Lightning 12u team, a traveling team that includes players from Southern Vermont, posted 4 wins and 5 losses in the highly competitive tournament. Supporters included Springfield Elks BPOE No. 1560, Mike McCarthy's Painting, Stone Hearth Inn and Tavern, BWM Painting, and Brad Pearson and Terry Emerson, who contributed donations for Dylan to go to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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