The Yalobusha Giant won three divisions in the fall state tournament hosted by USSSA in Tupelo last weekend.
The Giants 11U, 13U, and 14U teams each won their respective divisions for the West Tennessee/Mississippi Fall State tournament. The combined record from the weekend was 15 wins and 1 loss. The Giants scored 148 runs and 25 runs were allowed. The Giants hit 15 home runs with two grand slams during their march to the three state titles.
“We were pleased with the work our players put in this fall,” said Giants manager Russ Pratt. “We are excited about having the facilities at the Oxford Lafayette Sportsplex to use to develop these kids. We are especially excited to utilize the new bullpens. We are excited to be adding pitching instruction to our organization and expect to continue to see great development from our players.”
The Yalobusha Giants organization was founded in 2007. Coaches for the State Champion teams include: Coach Russ Pratt, Jason Jenkins, John Burt, Greg Varner, Whit Long, Kurt Sanders.
14U: L to R: Eli Hancock, Matt Swan, Josh Basil, Cole Phillips, Peyton Puckett, Luke Willard, Bo Williams, Ryan Burt, Owen Bruce. Not Pictured: Sam Bianco, Kemp Alderman. 14U Fall State Tournament Record: 5-0, Runs Scored: 44, Runs Allowed: 5. The 14U team will play at Snowden Grove’s Fall Nationals this Weekend.
13U Yalobusha Giants: Bottom Row L to R: Wilson Varner, Ozzie Pratt, Heyden Fortune. Top Row: L to R: Tydarius Kuykendall, Trace Bufkin, Collin Reuter, Jack Williamson, Bo Howell, Dre McCray. Not Pictured: Kortlen Wilfawn, Tristan Shorter
Fall State Tournament Record: 5-0. Runs Scored: 57, Runs Allowed: 10.
11U Yalobusha Giants: Bottom row: L to R: John White, Cooper Pratt, Drew Prosek, Cole Morris Willard, Ty Long. Back Row: L to R: Walker Sanders, Tyrus Williams, Josh Hyneman, Jackson Jenkins, Jaiden McKinney. Not Pictured: Curt Berry
Fall State Tournament Record: 5-1, Runs Scored 47, Runs Allowed: 10.