- Aug 12:
- Winning the CMWS: D-BAT Gallegos manager credits his mentor for teaching him about baseball, life
- Aug 9:
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos, Midland dominate Connie Mack World Series awards
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos sweeps Midland Redskins to win series title
- Aug 8:
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 8
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 19, D-BAT Gallegos vs. Midland Redskins
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins beat D-BAT Leach in Game 17 to move one win away from the title
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 7
- Aug 7:
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos' seventh-inning rally knocks out Danville in Game 16
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 17, Midland Redskins vs. D-BAT Leach
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins hammer D-BAT Gallegos 10-3 in Game 15
- Aug 6:
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 6
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach eliminates Carolina Vaqueros in Game 14
- CMWS 2014: Danville Hoots advance past South Troy Dodgers in Game 13
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 15, Midland Redskins vs. D-BAT Gallegos
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos remains unbeaten, topping D-BAT Leach 4-3 in Game 12
- CMWS 2014: Carolina Vaqueros walk off Bill Hood in Game 11
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 5
- Aug 5:
- CMWS 2014: South Troy stays alive, beating Frozen Ropes 2-1 in Game 10
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 12, D-BAT Gallegos vs. D-BAT Leach
- Aug 4:
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach survives scare from Bill Hood in Game 9
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 4
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins rally to beat Frozen Ropes 6-3 in Game 8
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 9, D-BAT Leach vs. Bill Hood Baseball
- CMWS 2014: Season ends for Strike Zone after 16-2 loss to Danville Hoots
- Aug 3:
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 3
- CMWS 2014: South Troy Dodgers eliminate Detroit Metro Stars from series after 5-1 victory in Game 7
- CMWS 2014: Bill Hood's Zach Clark claims Home Run Derby title
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 6, Strike Zone vs. Danville Hoots
- Aug 2:
- CMWS 2014: Bill Hood blanks Detroit Metro Stars 3-0 in Game 5
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 2
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach blasts South Troy in five innings in Game 4
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos beats Danville Hoots 7-5 in Game 3
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 5, Bill Hood Baseball vs. Detroit Metro Stars
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 1
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins walk off in extra innings against Farmington's Strike Zone
- Aug 1:
- CMWS 2014: Frozen Ropes slam Carolina Vaqueros in opening game
- CMWS 2014: New mascot, Hall of Fame inductees are among highlights of opening ceremony
- Connie Mack World Series Parade introduces 10 teams to Farmington
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 2, Midland Redskins vs. Strike Zone
- Jul 31:
- CMWS 2014: Read about the teams competing for the Connie Mack World Series title
- CMWS 2014: Strike Zone will make its fifth consecutive series appearance
- CMWS 2014: Carolina Vaqueros hopes for first title since 1994
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach makes second straight series appearance
- CMWS 2014: South Troy Dodgers make back-to-back series appearance
- CMWS 2014: Detroit Metro Stars make their first tournament appearance
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos brings talented group to the series
- CMWS 2014: Frozen Ropes looks to make a deeper run
- CMWS 2014: Danville Hoots brings a young team to the series
- CMWS 2014: Bill Hood Baseball returns to series for first time since 2010
No team has enjoyed success at the Connie Mack World Series like the Midland Redskins.
The team out of Cincinnati is back for a 24th straight series and is looking for its 14th championship.
This year's Midland squad, like many in past years, is loaded with Division I recruits. Twenty are committed to or playing at the NCAA's top level.
The Redskins return three players off of a 2013 team that had an earlier-than-normal exit, being eliminated before the final four.
Midland manager Joe Hayden said this year, the Redskins are a stronger team, but he knows how difficult it is to advance no matter the talent his team has on the field.
"I think we're bringing a better team out there," Hayden said. "We have to play it one game at a time. The key with the fences and wind out there is to keep the ball on the ground, play good defense and take advantage of every situation. If you don't do that, you don't have a chance."
The team had little trouble advancing out of the East Central Regional. The Redskins shut out the Kentucky Bluechiefs 5-0 in the final and had a no-hitter from 6-foot-2-inch right-hander Zach Shannon in the tournament.
Hayden said if Midland can continue getting those types of performances on the mound, it'll be a difficult to team to knock out.
"We've been a pretty good offensive team and a heck of a team on defense. If the pitching holds up, we'll have a good chance," Hayden said.
Midland opens the series with the host Strike Zone, following the opening ceremonies on Friday in which two Redskins' legends — Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Larkin — will be inducted in the CMWS Hall of Fame.
"It's great for the boys to go out there and play at the very same park as Kenny Griffey and Barry Larkin," Hayden said. "You can't have put two better people in the Hall of Fame."
Hayden said even though he won't be making the trip to Farmington, he knows his team will be ready for the tournament and will enjoy the experience.
"We love the place, the atmosphere and the wonderful things they do for the team and our boys," he said.
Joshua Perry is the sports editor of The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @jperrysuu on Twitter.