The Columbia 8u all-stars made history Tuesday morning, becoming the first team from Mississippi to win the Dixie Youth 8u coach pitch World Series by beating South Carolina 3-1 in the championship in Ruston, La.
Head coach Ryan Stringer said it was an awesome experience for the team.
Columbia Academy senior Slade Wilks got to showcase his skills on the national stage Monday afternoon as the slugger was one of the top 40 players in the nation to play in the Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field.
Wilks said the experience of playing at the historic ballpark and on national television was truly incredible.
The fourth time was the charm for the Columbia 11u all-stars Sunday as they claimed their first World Series championship in Brookhaven in four tries.
The five-time state champs had come close several times before but finally broke through the glass ceiling.
The legend of Columbia Academy slugger Slade Wilks continues to grow with the rising senior named both an Under Armour and Perfect Game All-American.
That marks him as one of the top 40 players in the nation and gives him the opportunity to play at two big league stadiums in nationally broadcast games.