Sandy Springs Storm wins Dizzy Dean Baseball World Series
Sandy Springs Storm, a 10-year-old division team, on July 25 won the Dizzy Dean World Series. The Storm, pictured here after defeating the Druid Hills Vipers in the District 4 championships, went undefeated throughout the World Series held in Southaven, Miss.
BACK ROW (L-R): Coach Jay Phelps, Matthew Houghton, Jordan Miller, Hayden Maulding, Ben Nordin, Eddie Snelling, Austin Margol and Coach Tim Morris
FRONT ROW (L-R): Jacob Tally, Colby Kernan, Jack Downey, Dylan, Duval, William Weltlich, Robby Hardin and Manager Bill McGee
Sandy Springs has something new to smile about. The Sandy Springs Storm a division of Sandy Springs Youth Sports, won the Dizzy Dean Baseball 10-Year-Old Division World Series on Jul. 25 in Southaven, Miss.
The 10-year-old division team faced off against similar teams from around the Southeast in the week-long tournament. The Storm led an undefeated run throughout the length of the tournament.
The Storm beat the Florida-based Lynn Haven Heat in the championship to win the entire tournament.
According to the organization’s website, Dizzy Dean Baseball is a non-profit league designed to provide recreation and fun to children from ages five to 19, and to “instill in our youth the ideas of good sportsmanship, honesty, discipline and a sense of teamwork so that they may become strong, healthy, well-adjusted members of their community.” The organization sponsors annual state and national World Series tournaments.
Additionally, the 12-year-old division of the Sandy Springs Storm won 2nd place in the Dizzy Dean 12-year-old World Series.