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Yalobusha Giants Baseball Team Finishes Season Third In State

Giants team members include JJ Dukes, Cayden Bear Bridges, TY Townsend, Jackson Jenkins, Carter Newman, Jordan Bonds, C.J. Telford, Jeren Daniel, Cooper Pratt, Trace Stokes, and Will Dabney. The team is coached by Lance Newman, Bill Dabney, Jason Jenkins, John Dukes and Russ Pratt.

By Lance Newman
Special To The Herald


WATER VALLEY – The Yalobusha Giants 7U baseball team just completed a very successful season.  The team includes kids from Water Valley, Oxford, Holly Springs, and Batesville.

    They ended their 2011 spring season with a 37-20 record and finished third in the state. This is a tremendous accomplishment to finish third out of 37 teams in the state!

These young boys won four tournaments and placed second in four other tournaments this season.  They competed against teams from Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama.  

The boys have worked very hard and have come a long way since starting back in the spring. Their parents have been very supportive of the program by raising funds, coming to the games and cheering for the boys, as well as, getting the boys to practice.  

When the Giants started back last fall, I had no idea what I was getting into.  I did not have any experience coaching a traveling baseball team or understanding the amount of work involved.

 Now that I have seen how far these boys have come, what it means to them, and how much fun it is, I can’t imagine anything better than coaching these boys!

We as a team would like to take the opportunity to thank our sponsors

You have been a tremendous asset to our success. This could not have been done without the help of local individuals and businesses.

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