Dayton senior among World Series champion team

The Northside Falcons are the World Champions in the Homeschool World Series.

The Northside Falcons Homeschool Varsity won the Homeschool World Series in Auburndale, Fla., on Saturday, May 6, completing back-to-back World Series Championships (2022 and 2023).

The Falcons defeated first-year team Mansfield Knights in the championship showdown.

Among the players is Andrew Leatherman, 19, a homeschool senior from Dayton, Texas. Leatherman made three fielding plays in the finals, including the game-winning third out that ended the game with a score 8-4.

Leatherman is the son of Glenn and Ann Leatherman of Dayton. He plans to play baseball in college but has not yet committed. Glenn Leatherman is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Liberty.

Head Coach Shelby Thomas and Asst. Coach Jason Williams (right) are pictured with Andrew Leatherman holding the Hendricks Cup. For winning the World Series, the team takes possession of the trophy for a year.
Andrew Leatherman
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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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