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Dilan Lawson has put a smile on the faces of his parents, grandparents and members of the Madison County community. The 10-year-old superstar has returned from South Haven, Miss., with a Dizzy Dean World Series championship under his belt.
Dilan began his baseball career six years ago in Madison County, playing tee-ball in the Babe Ruth League. He has been playing travel ball for the last two years, currently playing for Parks and Recreation in Valdosta, Ga.
Dilan is the number one pitcher for Parks and Recreation.
Coached by Carl Rose, who is assisted by Dilan’s dad, Mike Lawson, Parks and Recreation was the only team in the 10 and under World Series who went through undefeated. They played a team from Louisville, Ala., in a two out of three series for the title and won the first two games, 14-3 and 16-9. They did not have to play a third game.
Dilan is the son of Mike and Lindsey Lawson of Madison. He has a younger brother, Thad, who wants to follow in his brother’s footsteps and became a ball player. His grandparents are Bobby and Phyllis Lawson and Jim and Cindy Hunter and Rosa and Bill Crowder.
Dilan attends Madison Academy.