With a phenomenal performance at the Dixie World Series in Hattiesburg, MS, this past weekend, Paris 8u All-Stars have returned home World Series Champions for the second-consecutive year.
“I couldn’t be more proud,” said coach Bronson Brown. “They had some tough games, and they fought back to beat some really good teams.”
Not only did Paris win the championship title, they went undefeated the entire tournament.
“These boys put in a lot of work and their hard work and talent make them tough to beat. Their ability to fight through tough situations, and come through in big moments, separates them from other really good teams that have the ability to beat anyone.”
Taking the field on Friday, the team won 11-0 over Louisiana and a 6-5 over Virginia.
During the double-elimination bracket on Saturday, Paris took the win over North Carolina 11-2 in the morning and again against Alabama in the evening a “hard fought” battle 7-5.
The team had a bye on Sunday morning before taking on Louisiana with a “nail-bitter” 3-2 win, securing a spot in the semi-finals.
Playing against Georgia, Paris had only one thing on their mind, to make the finals, as they dominated the field to win 15-0 and play Florida in the finals for the championship title.
Continuing their winning streak, Paris took the win over Florida 12-4 to not only finish the tournament undefeated but bring home the championship title.
“They are without a doubt a special group of boys. We have a solid group of coaches, parents, and the community supported us to make all this happen,” said Brown.
Paris 8U All-Stars is made up by Ian Lindly, Maverick Ward, Grayson Bunch, Nate Norwood, Ross Winship, Tripp Jones, Alec Bankhead, Cameron Erwin, Reed Daniel, Koen Brown, and Zayden Patterson.
Coaches are Bronson Brown, Chance Bankhead, Payton Jones, Sonny Winship, and Jake Erwin.