FARMINGTON, New Mexico — Former Butler Aviator Damon Dues led the Midland Redskins to its first Connie Mack World Series title since 2012 on Sunday.
Dues, who graduated from Butler in May, had two hits including a two-run double and four RBI’s in the Redskins’ 11-0 mercy rule victory over the Danville (CA) Hoots.
Dues was named the co-player of the game with pitcher Ben Dragani who tossed a two-hit shutout. Dues was also named to the All-Tournament team.
The Redskins are based in Amelia, a suburb of Cincinnati and are managed by Dave Evans. The program boasts Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey, Jr. as two of its former players. Its current roster boasts players committed to major universities across the nation.
The Connie Mack World Series began in 1965 and is the top 18U tournament of the American Amateur Baseball Congress. The series is named after Connie Mack, a former professional baseball player, manager, and ownter. He holds the Major League Baseball records for wins, losses, and games managed (7,755) with more than 1,000 wins more than the next hightest manager.
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