Baseball's Other All-Stars

By: Mike Mueller
By: Mike Mueller

Ten teams, all taking their swings at the 10 and under Babe Ruth Southeast Regional and no one's pumped up more than those all-star moms.

"Oh yes, we’re here to play some ball," says North East Augusta All-Star mom Chris Powell.

But it takes a lot of hard work from these ladies to make it all happen.

"It's the toughest job I've ever done," says West Raleigh All-Star mom Sherry Wantz. "I've never been so nervous in my life."

"We all help each other," says Powell. "If somebody needs a ride to practice, It's a lot of dedication."

Along with some vacation days and traveling hundreds of miles just to cheer their All-Stars on.

"If we have a bad inning I move, then I make everyone else move too," says Wantz. "So the moms are just as exhausted after a game as the kids are."

You think these all-stars are nervous. Try being in the stands with their moms. They're just as nervous as they are critical.

"Thank goodness the loss doesn't hurt them as much as it does us," says Wantz." "They bounce back much quicker than we do."

Because they always have the support of baseball's most important tenth moms.


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