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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 03:52 PM

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Knoxville-Based Tennessee Nationals Baseball Team Recognized As #10th Ranked Team In Nation

The Tennessee Nationals 14U baseball team, based in Knoxville, Tenn., was recognized today by Perfect Game USA as the #10-ranked team in the country for the 2016-2017 season. Full rankings:

The team is made up of players from Farragut High School, Christian Academy of Knoxville, Webb School, Carter High School, Hardin Valley Academy, Powell High School, and Seymour High School, and represented Knoxville at competitive baseball tournaments throughout the Southeast this summer.

The Perfect Game USA rankings are released annually and have become popular among youth and high school baseball players and families. This is a unique and proud accomplishment for a team formed strictly from talent in Knoxville.

Head coach Chris Goodrich told Local-8 Sports, "I'm just incredibly proud of the 15 boys on this team that came together this summer. We set out on a mission to prove that Knoxville has a lot of baseball talent, and I think our performance speaks for itself

Source; ESPN, WVLT