The Benton Nationals All-Stars won the 7-8 Coach Pitch Region III World Series title Monday in Longview, Texas.
Members of the championship team are Andrew Wainscott, Cody Wilhite, Bryson Pierce, Gavin Jacobs, Colton Lasiter, Ryan Liles, Cason Toms, Hudson Brignac, JT Howard, Parker Fulghum, Peyton Fulghum and Zachary Ross.
Benton defeated Hudson, Texas, 14-11 in the championship game after winning a semifinal game earlier Monday.
Benton finished 7-0 in the tournament and outscored their opponents 77-19 in five pool play games.
The Benton Nationals Coach Pitch team is the first 7-8 year-old team in the Benton Dixie organization to make it past district tournament play.
Coaches are Larry Ross, Bryan Pierce, John Howard and Jake Jacobs.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com