Arkansas Titans 19-Under and 17-Under Dixie Majors and Pre-Majors baseball teams recently competed at the World Series with several local representatives from Prescott to represent the Natural State against some of the nation's top baseball talent.

Arkansas Titans 19-Under and 17-Under Dixie Majors and Pre-Majors baseball teams recently competed at the World Series with several local representatives from Prescott to represent the Natural State against some of the nation's top baseball talent.
Titans 19U Dixie Majors team traveled to Monroe, Louisiana to compete in World Series competition hosted at the University of Monroe Louisiana campus. Titans 19U team went 2-2 to advance to the third round during their run in World Series action.
Former Curley Wolf great Tyler Rucker competed on the Titan's 19U team. He was the youngest player on the 19U Titans squad and led off and played centerfield. They captured wins against North Carolina 7-4 and topped No. 1 ranked South Carolina 9-0 before their exit out World Series play.
For the Arkansas Titans 17U Pre-Majors team, there were five Curley Wolf representatives to compete from Prescott. Bailey Adams, Peyton Chandler, Timmy Hopkins, Brody Pennington, Riley Robbins and Trey Rucker all represented Prescott to play with the Arkansas Titans 17U team at the Pre-Majors World Series hosted in Guntersville, Alabama.
Despite falling short of victory in their World Series run in Alabama, Titans 17U battled Monroe, LA and Virginia in hard fought defeats. Coaches Rickie Robbins and Ricky Hopkins guided the Titans 17U from the coaching standpoint in Alabama for the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series.
Head coach of both Arkansas Titans 19U and 17U Dixie league teams Evan Hamm really had a blast coaching them throughout a very successful summer season. Hamm has had success with the Titans Dixie league baseball teams and very honored for both clubs to make history as the first teams to capture state tournament championships in two divisions.
Hamm's Arkansas Titans 19U team went unbeaten in the Dixie Majors state tournament to finish 3-0 and Titans 17U completed a 3-1 record at the Pre-Majors division state tourney hosted in Pine Bluff at Taylor Field July 7-9.
This was the second year for the 17U Titan team to compete this summer and Hamm believed the players made a huge drive to be successful and really battled through the state tournament.
"The kids have a lot of fight in them and know about overcoming adversity," Hamm said.
For the his old Titans 19U team, Hamm really was privileged coach several productive players with college level potential. He admired Tyler Rucker's production and leadership for the team and looks for him to play on the next level as a collegiate baseball player.
"Tyler really stepped up big to lead with his batting average and got offered to play at Henderson State University for next year," Hamm said.
Overall, Hamm was proud of everyone and their production brought to the diamond this summer in competition. He's very thankful of all the support given to the team and the Prescott players for their representation along Rickie Robbins and Ricky Hopkins for coaching the Titans 17U in Alabama while Hamm coach the 19U team in Louisiana. He looks forward to next year and hopes to guide the Titans to more state championships in Dixie league play for 2018.