One of the best things about warmer weather in Michigan is being able to sit outside and catch a ball game, whether it's pro-ball or little league.

My nephew just started playing tee-ball and it's been a blast watching them learn all of the positions and swarm after the ball like a bunch of bumble bees.

Some exciting stuff is happening close to home! A young East Lansing baseball player is hoping for a chance to play nationally.

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Anthony Branoff of East Lansing knows what he wants and he's going after it. He plays baseball for the Great Lakes Renegades out of Jackson and is hoping to make a roster spot on Team USA 12-and-under roster.

He told WILX, that this has always been his dream and that if you play well, scouts will notice you.

Scouts are going to notice that they’re good, and they’re going to see how you can perform against those other good teams. That’s going to help me if I can play good against them.

You can read the full story on WILX's website.

Exciting News for the Lansing Lugnuts

Did you know that the Lugnuts made number 8 on USA Today's list of best Minor League Baseball nicknames?

Which is interesting because at one point, a majority of us weren't a fan of the name.

If you're excited that things are returning to normal and want to get out of the house and check out some fireworks, you can catch them at Jackson Field this weekend!

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