Benton advances to semifinals of Dixie Coach Pitch World Series


The Benton All-Stars advanced to the semifinals of the Dixie Coach Pitch Region III World Series Sunday in Longview, Texas.

Benton plays its semifinal game Monday at 9 a.m. The championship game is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Benton is 5-0 in the tournament and has outscored its opponents 77-19.

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.

Members of the 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.

Coaches are Larry Ross, Bryan Pierce, John Howard and Jake Jacobs.