Another CMWS is in the books

Midland Redskins cart home another championship trophy

Farmington Daily Times
The Midland Redskins celebrate their victory over the Danville Hoots Sunday after the championship game of the Connie Mack World Series at Ricketts Park in Farmington.

 

The 53rd annual Connie Mack World Series came to an end today at Ricketts Park in Farmington with the Midland Redskins claiming their first championship since 2011 and their 15th title in team history.

Midland's Ben Dragani pitches against the Danvilel Hoots Sunday during the Connie Mack World Series championship game at Ricketts Park in Farmington.

 

This year's edition avoided the lengthy rain delays that had plagued the event in recent years, despite the fact that the field was expanded to 17 teams and a pool-play bracket was introduced, stretching the CMWS to nine days.

Thousands of fans poured into the various ballparks that hosted CMWS games over that time period, including an especially strong crowd for Saturday's semifinal round. To read all about today's championship game, turn to page 1B.

Midland's Luke Waddell is greeted at the dugout by teammates after scoring a run against the Danville Hoots Sunday during the Connie Mack World Series championship game at Ricketts Park in Farmington.