Dawson Waldron will always be able to tell his friends he is a World Series champion and will have a ring to prove it.
Waldron and the Boro Bandits won the World Series Championship in the Gold Minor division in BPA World Series tournaments held at Murfreesboro last weekend.
Waldron began playing with the Boro Bandits last fall and continued with the team this season. The Bandits also won the BPA Summer Blast, the Lavergne Summer Classic and finished second place in the BPA Spring Shoot-out.
The Bandits went undefeated through the double elimination bracket at the BPA World Series, sweeping all four games to take home the title.
The Bandits defeated the D-Backs 21-10 in their first game Friday night. The team returned on Saturday and won a pair of games. The Bandits won 10-3 over the Orioles and 14-6 over Thunder Mojo.
The Bandits had to sit and wait on Sunday to see who they would play in the championship. When the finals were set, the Bandits squared off once again with the Thunder Mojo.
The Bandits prevailed again, this time 13-8. The fourth straight win was enough to earn each member of the team a World Series ring.
Waldron was one of the few players on the Boro Bandits not from Murfreesboro. Waldron decided to tryout for the Bandits last year when the coach requested him to come out and Waldron didn’t have any other options.
“The coach asked Dawson to try out for the Boro Bandits because he thought Dawson had some real talent,” Dawson’s mother Sherry Waldron said. “He played last fall in Murfreesboro because there wasn’t a league in McMinnville.”
Waldron is an 8-year-old and the son of Sherry and Greg Waldron.