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World Series bound: State champion 10-year-olds from Starkville go for more

July 23, 2014

Members of the Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars are Brody Bennett (listed alphabetically), Bo Carter, Charlie Cox, Hayes Davis, Cole Gonzales, Chipper Hornburger, Koby Livingston, Will Lockhart, Will McReynolds, Harris McReynolds, Jamario Moss, Xavier Sherman, and Porter Skelton. The Starkville 10-year-olds won the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament in Eupora and will participate in the World Series in Southaven. (Submitted photo)

The Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars achieved quite an accomplishment earlier this month when they won the Dizzy Dean South State championship in Eupora.
Starkville goes for an even bigger prize beginning Saturday when it participates in the World Series that continues through July 31 in Southaven.
As far as winning the state title, it has begun to sink in a little bit for Starkville coach T.J. Kent.
“It was an accomplishment for us to win state,” Kent said. “We have been coming in second and third the last couple of years and finally we made it to the finals and won. It is a big step up for us.”
Taking the title was a major deal for the 10-year-old All-Stars, but after watching his team compete week in and week out, the victory came as no surprise to Kent.
“To be 10-years-old these boys have their fundamentals down,” Kent said. “They listen to everything you tell them and take it all in. They have brought it up 10 times from where it was. It is just amazing to watch them play the game of baseball and have fun with it.”

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