It was a moment that 12-year-old Skye Bryan of Nashport will never forget.
"I was excited and I jumped into my mom's hands when she woke me up at 3 o'clock in the morning," he said.
Brandee Bryan had just learned that her son would be playing center field for the Great Lakes team at the United States Specialty Sports Association All American Games.
"I started screaming and ran down the hall and knocked the pictures off the walls, and the kids came out of their bedrooms," she said. "He jumped out of the bed and into my arms and we both just kind of cried. It was very exciting that he made (the team)."
Skye not only made the cut; he posted the second-best tryout score in the region.
"He puts the game ahead of the extra-curricular things he could be doing with his friends," Brandee Bryan explained. "He definitely has the love for (baseball) and he's definitely dedicated."
The seventh-grader's dedication has punched him a ticket to the biggest tournament of his young career.
"I have to show my best game when I'm out there," Skye said. "It's going to be exciting."
Going from Kenny Wolford Park in Dresden to ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida is nothing short of a big deal, so the Bryans plan on making this trip a family affair.
"The whole family is going. We made shirts," said his mom, noting that relatives from Florida will also be in attendance. "His brothers and sisters are all going to be there. We can't wait."
With his own cheering section behind him, count on Skye Bryan to make some noise in the Sunshine State.
The tournament runs from August 1-4 and will be broadcast online via ESPN 3.