Over the course of two months, the team competed in a pool of 401 other teams from Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia and finished the season with a 27-3 record, earning the titles of District Champions, Area Champions, Alabama State Champions, and World Series Runner-Up. Five of the 12 team members hit over-the-fence home runs, including a grand slam by Ja’Shaun Moten in the World Series Semi-Finals game in Southaven, Mississippi.
The Northport Nationals 8U team completed a banner summer season. Front row, from left: Ryan Nichols, Aiden Guzewicz, Dillon DuBose, Ford Traweek, and Carter Smitherman. Middle row: Ryan Coleman, Gibbs White, Ja'Shaun Moten, Barron Gatlin, Miles Ergle, Wes Murphree, and Wilson Patrick. Back row: Coaches Keith Ergle, Richard Murphree, Lance White, Jeremy Traweek, Kevin Nichols, and Mark DuBose.