Baseball in Benin president Gary Tonsager, center, points out different rides to Team Benin during a visit to the Nickelodeon Universe theme park at the Mall of America on Aug. 1, 2016 in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Team Benin head coach Fernando Atannon, left, breaks down an evening practice on Aug. 1, 2016. Atannon originally learned how to play baseball watching Youtube videos in Benin and became a certified baseball coach in the U.S. in 2013.
Carlos Agoua, center, pleads to get his bat back from Enock Fambo, bottom, before going to bed in the children's missionary room at Peace Lutheran Church on Aug. 3, 2016 in Robbinsdale. The team benefitted from numerous monetary, volunteer and equipment donations from members different little league teams and local businesses.
Enock Fambo, right, jokes with Thomas Agbo after tagging out Agbo during a morning practice at Lakeview Terrace Park on Aug. 2, 2016.
Team Benin takes the field before their tournament game against the St. Louis Park 10-year-old All-Stars on Aug. 4, 2016.
Carlos Agoua, center receives instruction from coach Fernando Atannon, right, in French, after Atannon translates instructions from coach Wally Langfellow, left, in English, during a scrimmage against the Robbinsdale 10-year-old All-Stars on Aug. 2, 2016.
Bill Sagbo celebrates after successfully sliding into home plate during Team Benin's scrimmage against the Robbinsdale 10-year-old All-Stars on Aug. 2, 2016.
Vibel Aboue, left, receives a baseball signed by members of the Robbinsdale 12-year-old All-Stars from second baseman Oran Hinkle, right, after practice at Lakeview Terrace Park on Aug. 3, 2016.
Members of Team Benin carry their equipment back to the van before going back to the church on Aug. 2, 2016.