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Former Tallassee baseball coach Ronnie Baynes (top right) with former player Brent Milner and Tallassee Beehive Stars (from left): Jamarkius Smith, Reed Wood, Brue Milner and Patrick Ernest at the Playmakers World Series in Calera.

Beehive headed to World Series


Some of the best nine-year-olds will gather in Viera, Fla. at the USSSA Space Coast Complex, July 14-22 to battle it out for the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series Championship.

Congratulations to the Beehive Stars 9u Scout team, based out of Auburn, for winning the Tennessee Major Super NIT which qualified them to be one of those select 32 teams.

Teams from California, Texas, Kentucky, Georgia and across the United States will be attending the World Series, but Beehive Stars 9u Scout is the only team representing Alabama.

Throughout the year, hundreds of games are played to determine who the select 32 teams will be; making the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series Champion tournament reserved for the very best.

For the boys of Beehive 9u, there have been many perfect games, unbelievable hits, diving catches, along with a few upsets; but there is no denying the talent from this special group of boys.

The World Series will be the true test to see how they stack up against some of the absolute toughest competition in the baseball world.

The towns of Tallassee and Reeltown have four of these special nine-year-olds representing our great two hometowns: Patrick Ernest, son of Mark and Heather Ernest; Brue Milner, son of Brent and Natalie Milner; Jamarkius Smith, son of Jakia Smith; and Reed Wood, son of Scott and Heather Wood.

Year in and year out, the USSSA Wilson DeMarini Elite World Series has been the “Who’s Who of Travel Baseball”! If fans truly want to see some competition in the baseball world at the zenith of all sporting venues, this is it.

USSSA's mission is to be the most visibly recognized, technologically advanced, professionally represented sports organization in the world.

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