AMES, Iowa -- A group of Iowa baseball players is gearing up for an important tournament this week.
The Beep Baseball World Series begins Sunday in Ames. Beep baseball is an adaptive sport for those who are blind or partially blind.
The rules of the game are similar to standard play baseball, except players here wear blindfolds and hit a 16-inch beeping ball and run to two bases, not three.
The Iowa Reapers have trained for the tournament since April.
The Reapers are playing to win the title this year but they are also playing for another reason.
“In order for them to get to love this sport, because it’ such a unique sport for the visually impaired, I want them to have fun,” said Frank Guerra, head coach of the Iowa Reapers.
The World Series runs through next Sunday at Iowa State.
This is the second time the city of Ames has hosted the event.