The Arkansas Xtreme baseball team won the USSA 12AA World Series Championship in Knoxville, Tenn., finishing with a 9-1 record. The Xtreme went 8-0 and played the Conway Cats, who came up from the losers bracket in the finals. The Cats won the first game, then the Xtreme came back to take the title game 8-7. "I believe eight of our 10 games throughout the week were decided by one or two runs," said head coach Kirby Coats. "The kids showed a lot of heart by coming from behind and holding close leads in several games to win ballgames. From great pitching performances and game saving defensive plays to squeeze bunting in runners in extra innings and walkoff home runs in the bottom of the sixth, these boys had their minds made up and did what it took to pull out wins. We had a team effort from all 10 players all week long." The Xtreme and the Conway Cats were the only teams from Arkansas in the tournament, which had teams from 10 states." The Xtreme is managed out of Greenbrier with players from Greenbrier, Conway, Mayflower, Quitman, Rose Bud, Mountain View and Cave City. Team members are (bottom row, from left): Tanner Thone, Chase Gallaway, Hunter Russaw, Stormy Clark and Carter Coats. (Top, from left): Tracy Blakley, Hunter Chandler, Brandt Mathews, Walker Johnson, Drew Duncan. Coaches (not pictured) are: Kirby Coats Faron Gallaway and Brian Chandler. SUBMITTED PHOTO