8- YEAR OLDS WORLD SERIES BOUND

Staff Writer

The Starkville 8-year-old All-Stars finished second at the Dizzy Dean State Tournament in Winona and move on to the World Series. Along the way, Starkville defeated Union County and Macon to advance in the winner's bracket on Thursday, then defeated Columbus American and fell to Greenwood on Friday. In the loser's bracket, Starkville beat Caledonia and Louisville on Sunday to advance to the tournament semifinals. In the semifinal game on Monday afternoon, Starkville topped Greenwood in extra innings to advance to the championship, where it faced Mathiston, who had not yet lost a game. After winning the first game against Mathiston 14-11, Starkville was edged in the second outing 8-7. (Submitted photo)

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