It’s hard to believe that in only a short amount of time, Little League Baseball Team, Arkansas Express, has accumulated such a colossal amount of achievements. The travel team is made up of boys from a variety of towns in Arkansas and Oklahoma including Bella Vista, Fayetteville, Bentonville, Lonoke, Greenwood, Mansfield, and Pocola.
Although Team Express is classified as being a 10u team, incredibly only one member is actually ten years old. With a roster of 11 players, ten of the boys are nine-year-olds playing up in an older age division. This awe-inspiring group is coached by Garrett Carson, Drew Sims, Todd Koch, and Brandon Myers.
The out of this world players for Team Express include Kade Poole, Cash Myers, Keagan Magee, Ty Jerrell, Dabin Gaines, Ryder Ingle, Carter Koch, Hunter West, Isaac Carson, Lawson Leath, and Canan Sims.
Since the start of Fall 2018, this group of boys has either been the champions or runner-up on ten different occasions. A few memorable highlights for Team Express include their championship wins in the 10u Greater Midwest Baseball Mothers Day Classic at the Ball Parks of America in Branson, MO and their most recent victory at the Louisville Slugger 9u World Series in Chickasha, OK.
Coach Garrett Carson had this to say about the future of Team Express, “Our goals for next season are to build upon what we achieved this season. Our main priority, as it is every season, is that these kids are developed to their full potential. If we do that then success is the natural by-product of that development.”