Minden 11u All-Stars win Dixie World Series

The Minden 11u All-Stars are the 2016 Dixie World Series Champions after defeating Ruston in the championship game Sunday night. Sonya Sims/Courtesy Photo
The Minden 11u All-Stars are the 2016 Dixie World Series Champions after defeating Ruston in the championship game Sunday night. Sonya Sims/Courtesy Photo
SEARCY, Arkansas – The Minden 11u All-Stars delivered the city’s first ever Dixie World Series Championship Monday night, capping an incredible run with a fantastic finish. Here’s how the boys of summer brought it home.

Minden 11u 9
Mendenhall, MS 3

Maddox Mandino had an RBI double to lead the way, while Brandon Winston had a two-RBI single in support. These were the only hits Minden recorded. Cooper Chase got the win on the mound, striking out one batter.

Minden 11u 16
Athens, TX 0

Brandon Winston had a triple, single and 3 RBIs to lead Minden, followed by CJ Watts with a double and two singles to go with 3 RBIs. Cooper Chase had an RBI double, Jake Wilkins had a two-RBI single and Maddox Mandino added a base hit. Hayden Harmon struck out three batters to get the win on the mound. Brandon Winston also struck out two batters in relief.

Minden 11u 16
Searcy, AR 4

CJ Watts blasted a home run and Hayden Harmon had two doubles to lead Minden at the plate in a blowout victory. Cooper Chase went 3-3 with three singles and Brandon Winston and Bradley Dick each had two singles. Chase Sentell had a triple and Cade Boley added a single for Minden. Price Miller struck out three batters and allowed only one hit to get the win on the mound.

Minden 11u 3
East Arkansas 9

In their only loss of the tournament, Minden was led by CJ Watts with a triple, followed by Cooper Chase with a double. Hayden Harmon, Maddox Mandino and Chase Sentell had base hits for Minden.

Minden 11u 11
Searcy, AR 0

Brandon Winston and Cooper Chase combined to pitch a no-hitter in the first game of bracket play. Winston struck out three and Chase sat down two batters. Winston doubled and singled at the plate, followed by CJ Watts with two singles. Dexter Smith, Price Miller, Chase Sentell, Hayden Harmon and Chase all singled for Minden in the win.

Minden 11u 5
Athens, TX 1

Maddox Mandino tripled and singled to lead the Minden offense in the semifinal game. Bradly Dick and Hayden Harmon added triples of their own, followed by Chase Sentell with a double and single and CJ Watts with a double. Jake Wilkins and Hayden Harmon combined to limit Athens to one hit for the game and send Minden into the finals.

Minden 11u 8
Ruston, LA 6

CJ Watts had a night he’ll never forget, blasting two home runs to lead Minden to the World Series Championship. Brandon Winston had a huge night with a triple and two singles, followed by Dexter Smith with a double and Bradley Dick with a base hit. Watts also got the win on the mound, pitching three innings and striking out seven batters. Maddox Mandino also fired three clutch innings for Minden, striking out two batters.

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