Flying High

The Mighty Bluebirds 13AA baseball team won the USSSA World Series and Arkansas AA state championships. The team finished the season ranked sixth nationally out of 2,453 teams and won eight consecutive games to win the World Series in Grand Prairie, Texas. Bernard Black of Pine Bluff was named the MVP of the state tournament, in which the Bluebirds won seven straight games. Team members include: front row from left, Layne Hatcher, Brandon Little, Devontre Curry, bat boy Trevor Nosler, Michael Crockett; back row, coach Bruce Dickey, Dylan Nosler, Black, Xavier Smith, coach Randy Little, Kory Winning, Grant Broadway, Xavier Roberson, Davion White, coach Greg Hatcher and Gabriel Paul. (Special to The Commercial)