Addison 11U team state champs

The Addison 11U Dizzy Dean baseball team won the state championship June 25. Front row, l-r: Shelton Alexander, Jed Wilkins, Dathan Cleghorn, Cole Thompson, Jaxson Williams, Braiden Moser, Kiah Lake, Stone Talley, Landen Livingston, Tucker Thompson and Trennon Burns. Back row, l-r: Coaches Chad Williams, Keith Thompson, head coach; Damon Cleghorn and Dallas Thompson. (Courtesy photo)

ADDISON - They came together approximately five years ago to play America’s pastime.  Now they are state champions.

The Addison 11U  Dizzy Dean baseball team brought home the state championship June 25, defeating Madison City 10-4 at Palmer Park in Madison to claim the title.  It was the culmination of a great run at the state tournament which saw the team go undefeated.  They took down Center Point 11-4, Huffman 10-4 and also had a close call from the team they would ultimately face in the championship, defeating Madison initially 3-2.

“It was great,”  head coach Keith Thompson said.  “We had some really good pitching, great defense.”

Addison also had the MVP of the state tournament, Jed Wilkins.

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