Minden 11u has returned from the World Series in Monroe where they were 3-3, bringing home third place.
“They were undefeated district champions and undefeated state champions,” said Coach Marcus Gibson. “Ours is only the fourth baseball team in Minden Dixie history to ever win state.”
The games were played in Monroe last Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Game 1: Minden 3- Mississippi 5
Game 2: Minden 11- EORD Host Team 0
Game 3: Minden 4- Alabama 3
Game 4: Minden 3 – Texas 5
Game 5: Minden 6- Mississippi 5.
The boys were down 5-3 in the bottom of the last inning. Minden scored 3 runs on back-to-back hits from Cason Gibson and Davis Powell to walk off with the win.
Game 6: Minden 3-Texas 12
“We will make another run at it next year,” said Gibson, who has coached the boys since they were age 6. “We almost won state at 8u.”
Team members are ages 11 and under and are a part of the Minden Recreation program.
Players: Davis Powell, Cason Gibson, Jaxon Branch, Craten Ware, Holden Williams, Brayden Watkins, Kaiden Kinsey, Sawyer Harris, Weston Duck, Andrew Locks, Noah Smith and Ryder Malone.
Coaches : Marcus Gibson, Greg Powell, Steven Williams and Wesley Duck.