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Local Tri-T PONY teams hosting Japanese National Team on Friday at Field of Dreams

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BOARDMAN TWP., Ohio -

The PONY Baseball Friendship Series is stopping in the Mahoning Valley on Friday.

The Tri-T Baseball League is hosting the Japanese National Team in a day long event.  

The 13 and 14-year-old teams will play doubleheaders simultaneously starting at 11 am at the Field of Dreams in Boardman.

"It's awesome to host this event," said PONY Regional Director Bob Richards.  "The kids playing are excited and we're excited to be part of it." 

The Japanese baseball team travels across the United States for a couple of weeks according to Richards. He said following the games, the teams will have a meal and then attend the Mahoning Valley Scrappers game later Friday evening.

"They'll exchange gifts prior to the game and there will be dignitaries from the county and state for the pregame ceremonies," Richards said. 

This is the first time the Mahoning Valley has hosted this type of event.

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