Hays Expos claim World Series championship

The 8u Hays Expos claimed the USSSA World Series in Liberty Missouri this past weekend.

Hays Expos

Back row: Joe Sanders, Scott Roe, Lane Lummus, Steve Johnson
Middle row: Will Linenberger, Cooper “Ortho” Johnson, Gunner Cox, Lex Lummus, Corbin Worth, Braxton Banker
Front row: Joey Mindrup, Cooper “Tiger” Johnson, Charlie Roe, Cooper Sanders, Camden Sanders, Nolan Dreher

The Expos dropped their first two games of pool play before winning four straight to reach the finals.

In the finals the Expos downed the KC Stars 13-12, in a rematch of earlier in the tournament.



  • GB 1978

    congrats to these kids…but…are we now having 8 year olds on traveling teams??? Seems kind of young to be putting them in a setting like this…just sayin’.

  • Magellan

    Not to belittle the win — going 4-2 in a tourney is good and all — but perhaps the adults are overhyping this a bit. “World Series” of Kansas and Missouri?

    • L.Geyer

      It is called pool play. This team went 4-0 in tournament play. They lost 2 games in pool play only to defeat those same 2 teams a couple of days later, which is hard for any 8yr old to do. I am not sure why you are so bitter about this team winning the world series, and it is called that by the state tournament directors not over hyped parents. I would like to say congratulations to the players, coaches, and parents who put in lots of hard work and time this summer traveling to KC and Wichita every other weekend to prepare for this world series. Winning this tournament is the ultimate goal at this level. So before you start calling parents over hyped you may need to gather all your facts first.

      And if you are going to criticize people (young kids) at least have the decensy to post your name.

      Lance Geyer

  • stone_cold_steve_austin

    Congrats to the kids.