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Garner youth baseball team in nationals in Calif.

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WALNUT, Calif. -

A youth baseball team from Garner is competing in the Mustang-9 PONY League World Series in California after winning the East Zone tournament last Saturday.

The tournament began Friday in Walnut,Calif., and runs through Monday.

Garner left Thursday after the team scrambled to raise money for travel and meals.

It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for the 13 players who said it would mean the world to them.

"It's just an honor to have people donate to us," player Reynolds Hall said before the team left. "That means so much to me and my team that they care about us and are donating money to us."

Several restaurants in Garner also donated some proceeds to send the kids to California.

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