Texarkana North bound for Dixie Majors (12u) World Series in Ruston, La.

Texarkana North beat Hallsville and Nacogdoches Tuesday to win the Texas Dixie Majors (12u) State Championship.


Texarkana North battled back through the loser’s bracket Tuesday at the Swanger Sportsplex to win the Texas Dixie Majors (12u) State Championship.

The local All-Star team advances to the Dixie World Series in Ruston, La., later this month.

A Texarkana North player shows off the championship ring presented to each of the winners.

North stars beat Nacogdoches for title

Texarkana won the title by defeating Nacogdoches, 8-4. Earlier Tuesday, the North beat Hallsville, 12-5.

“It was a great team effort; it was fantastic,” said North coach Tim Holt. “Everybody came together and played hard at every single position. You couldn’t ask for better team play.

“Caden Criner and Kaiden Barnes pitched their hearts out. Barnes was bringing the heat there at the end to save the win. Jashun Weatherall was smacking the ball, and Jaxsen Ludlow crushed it. Caden Criner was killing it. I mean we were hitting top to bottom in our lineup.”

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Others contributing for the newly crowned champions were Collin Evans, Gibson Taylor, Brett Holt, Kobie McCloskey, Carter Holt, Tanner James, Grady Mueller and Caleb Tucker.

Tim Holt’s assistant coaches were Cedric Weatherall and Michael Ludlow.

Texarkana lost early in the state tournament to Daingerfield.