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Giants Win State Championship

The Yalobusha Giants now have a 77-18 record after winning the Mississippi 8U AAA State Championship in Ridgeland. Team members include (bottom row, from left) Dre Benson, Weslan Morgan, Damian Willingham, Wilson Varner, Austin Yerger and Ozzie Pratt; (middle row) Ty Kuykendall, Seth Campbell, Trace Buffkin, Jacorie Woodard and Hays Larson; (back row) coaches Russell Pratt, Bo Woodard, Keith Larson, Greg Varner and Dwayne Buffkin. – Photo Provided

With sirens blaring and lights flashing, the Yalobusha Giants were paraded through Water Valley Monday afternoon to celebrate their state championship.

Schedule Tryouts In July

Special To The Herald

RIDGELAND – The Yalobusha Giants 8U AAA travel baseball team swept the competition this past weekend to win the Mississippi 8U AAA state championship in Ridgeland. The team won four consecutive games to win the tournament.

They defeated the Gulf Shore Hurricanes, 11 – 3; the Southaven Mustangs, 12 – 4; the Tupelo Storm, 5 – 2; and the Madison Jaguars, 11- 3.

The Giants are currently the #1 ranked 8U AAA team in the nation and continue to add to an impressive 77-18 record. They will leave for the World Series in Gulf Shores, Ala. this week to finish their 8U season.    

If you are interested in having your son try-out for the Yalobusha Giants Travel Baseball Club, team members will hold individual workouts the second and third week of July (fall baseball begins in August). Please contact Russell Pratt rpratt9@gmail.com.

Yalobusha Giants 7U AA: Players can’t turn 8 before May 1, 2012. This will be a new team – actively looking for coaches and players.

Yalobusha Giants 8U AAA: Players can’t turn 9 before May 1, 2012.

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