Photos by DeMill Dixon
The Marshall County Americans won the Mississippi North State Championship Sunday at J.P. Hudson Park in Batesville. They advanced to the State Tournament (for 10 year olds) on Monday of this week. The Americans went 4-0 in the North State event, beating Senatobia 14-1 in the first round, Hernando 18-2, Oxford 9-4 and then Senatobia again in the title game, 14-2. Pictured at top with their trophy are (front, from left) Alden Gilmer, Antwoine Vaughn, Karlo Strickland II, Nathan Whaley, Josh Walker, Ja’Deion Warren, Christian Pannell, Ashlon Franklin, Jason Moreno, Zach Sellers, Palod Arbuckle Jr. and Char’Darius Faulkner. Coaches are (back, from left) Karlo Strickland, Danrich Warren, Bo Sellers and Danny Warren. It was the second straight North State crown for the 10-year-old all-stars from Marshall County. (Middle) Team members share the joy as they receive their championship trophy Sunday. (Bottom) Char’Darius Faulkner makes a throw to Alden Gilmer for the out on Thursday versus Senatobia. For more photos of the Americans from the Dizzy Dean tournament, see page 6.