2002 East Texas and West Texas Little League® Tournament Results

Texas Divisional Tournaments



Toward The Past
2002

2003 East
Texas Tourney


2003 West
Texas Tourney

Texas Divisional Tournaments
Host - Southwest Region Headquarters; Waco, Texas
At Marvin Norcross Stadium; Waco

East Texas Divisional Tournament Participants
East Texas Section 1 Champions
East Texas Section 2 Champions
East Texas Section 3 Champions
East Texas Section 4 Champions

LaGrange (District 13)
Beaumont West End (District 12)
First Colony American (Sugar Land) (District 16)
Angleton (District 18)
West Texas Divisional Tournament Participants
West Texas Section 1 Champions
West Texas Section 2 Champions
West Texas Section 3 Champions
West Texas Section 4 Champions

Lubbock Dixie (District 2)
Fort Worth Westside (District 7)
Kerrville (District 26)
Laredo American (District 34)

NOTE: Both the East Texas and West Texas divisional tournaments used a round-robin schedule. Championship games would only be played if no team won the tournament outright during pool competition.

The East Texas Divisional Tournament and West Texas Divisional Tournament were separate events, and the East Texas winner did not face the West Texas winner for the state championship. Instead, both champions advanced to the Southwest Region Tournament.

Tournament Results:

East Texas Division

Round 1 (Saturday, July 27):
LaGrange 4, Beaumont West End 1
First Colony American 9, Angleton 5

Round 2 (Sunday, July 28):
Angleton 4, LaGrange 3
First Colony American 9, Beaumont West End 5

Round 3 (Monday, July 29):
First Colony American 11, LaGrange 3
Angleton 13, Beaumont West End 3

West Texas Division

Round 1 (Saturday, July 27):
Kerrville 1, Laredo American 0
Fort Worth Westside 6, Lubbock Dixie 0

Round 2 (Sunday, July 28):
Kerrville 7, Lubbock Dixie 5
Laredo American 5, Fort Worth Westside 3

Round 3 (Monday, July 29):
Lubbock Dixie 6, Laredo American 2
Fort Worth Westside 11, Kerrville 1


East Texas Divisional Tournament Standings

W

L
Runs
Allowed
First Colony American 3 0 13
Angleton 2 1 15
LaGrange 1 2 16
Beaumont West End 0 3 24


West Texas Divisional Tournament Standings

W

L
Runs
Allowed
Fort Worth Westside 2 1 6
Kerrville 2 1 16
Lubbock Dixie 1 2 15
Laredo American 1 2 10

Ties are broken based on records in head-to-head competition among tied teams. In the event of a three-way tie, the initial tie is broken based on fewest runs allowed per defensive inning played. The tie between the remaining two teams is then broken based on head-to-head record.

First Colony American wins the East Texas tournament with a 3-0 record. Fort Worth Westside wins the West Texas tournament based on their round-robin win over Kerrville.


Summary:

One team brought a high-octane offense. The other featured tremendous pitching.

In the end, both became champions.

First Colony American swept past three opponents to win the East Texas Little League championship, while Fort Worth Westside defeated Kerrville 11-1 in the deciding game of the West Texas Little League championship. Both tournaments were held at Marvin Norcross Stadium in Waco.

Texas' 35 districts were aligned into East Texas and West Texas divisions for the first time in 2002 following the creation of Little League Baseball's new Southwest Region. Instead of crowning a single state champion that advanced to region tournament play, both First Colony American and Fort Worth Westside advanced to the Southwest Region tournament.

First Colony American scored at least nine runs in each of its three victories at Waco. The District 16 champions defeated Angleton 9-5 in their first round game, rallied past Beaumont West End by the same score, and completed round-robin play with an 11-2 win over LaGrange. First Colony's 3-0 record earned the league the East Texas title at the completion of round-robin play.

Taylor Overby and Matt Heitzer led the First Colony offense in the opening round win over Angleton. Overby finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a homer and a double, while Heitzer added a pair of doubles. Angleton, which was down to its last out on three different occasions and won three extra inning games en route to the East Texas tournament, rebounded from their opening round loss with wins over LaGrange and Beaumont to finish as the East Texas runner-up.

First Colony took a page from Angleton's book against Beaumont, overcoming a 5-0 deficit to win 9-5. The Sugar Land-based team then used a nine run third inning explosion to defeat LaGrange 11-3. Pitcher Travis Crow held LaGrange to two hits, and needed only sixty pitches in a complete game effort. Heitzer homered and Chase Stifflemire doubled twice for the winners.

While First Colony overpowered its opponents, Fort Worth Westside relied on the right arm of Mikey Valdez. Valdez notched both of his team's wins in the West Texas tournament, throwing a pair of two-hitters and allowing only one run over an eleven inning span. Westside became the first District 7 league to reach the region tournament since Fort Worth University Little League won the Texas state championship in 1976.

Valdez's first start came in Westside's opening round game, and the right-hander's thirteen strikeout complete game effort led his team to a 6-0 win over Lubbock Dixie. The next day, however, Westside dropped a 5-3 decision to Laredo American.

Westside's loss left Kerrville at the top of the West Texas standings. The District 26 champions, who returned seven players from a team that reached the Section 3 championship game in 2001, edged Laredo American 1-0 in their opener. Pitcher Michael Rice outdueled Laredo's Pascual Reyna in the contest, striking out seven and allowing only two hits. Rice's double to left-center field in the third inning sent Logan Vick to third base, and Vick later stole home to score the game's only run. The next day, Kerrville rapped four hits after two batters were retired in the bottom of the first inning to open up an early 4-0 lead in an eventual 7-3 win over Lubbock Dixie. Caleb Tucker roped a three-run double to highlight the early rally, and Kerrville added a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning before cruising to the win.

Fort Worth faced Kerrville on the final day of round-robin play. Laredo dropped a 6-2 decision to Lubbock Dixie earlier in the day, and the border team's second loss turned the Fort Worth-Kerrville contest into a defacto West Texas championship game.

Valdez took the mound again for Fort Worth, and shut down the Kerrville offense while Westside jumped to an early lead that it would never relinquish. Rand Ravnaas drilled a hard shot to open the game, and Walker Kelly followed with a double. Valdez -- who finished the game with five RBIs and three runs scored -- singled to center to give his team an early 2-0 advantage, and later scored when a pair of throwing errors followed Mitchell Belew's grounder.

Valdez held Kerrville in check on the mound, and Westside began to pull away. Kelly and Valdez drove back-to-back doubles in the third, and Patton Eagle reached on an infield single. Belew's single scored Valdez, and Mark Grace added a single to left to score Eagle and increase the lead to 6-0. Valdez added a two-run double and scored again in the fourth, and Fort Worth stretched the lead to 11-0 in the fifth before Kerrville managed their only run of the day.

Fort Worth and First Colony did not meet for an official Texas championship, but the two teams met twice after returning to Waco for the Southwest Region Tournament. First Colony won a meaningless encounter in the final round of pool play -- both teams had already clinched semifinal round berths -- and then the two Texas representatives met again in the region championship game. Fort Worth struck for two quick runs in the first inning, and Kelly fired a two-hitter as Fort Worth Westside defeated their East Texas counterparts 2-0 to win the region championship and advance to the Little League World Series.

At the World Series, Fort Worth Westside reached the U.S. semifinals and battled eventual World Series champion Valley Sports American Little League (Louisville, Kentucky) for eleven innings before dropping a 2-1 contest. Kelly and Kentucky pitcher Aaron Alvey both carried no-hitters through the regulation six innings, and combined for a Little League World Series record 40 strikeouts (21 for Kelly and 19 for Alvey) before departing after nine innings with the game still scoreless. Back-to-back home runs in the top of the eleventh inning gave Valley Sports a 2-0 lead, and the Kentucky squad held on for the win.

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2002 Texas District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in East Texas Section 1
District Champions
in East Texas Section 2
D10 - Tyler Rose Capital East American
D11 - Western Hills Red (Austin)
D13 - LaGrange
D30 - Pflugerville National
D33 - Bryan Harvey

East Texas Section 1 Tournament
Host - Bellville (District 13)
At Sam Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Tyler East American 5, Western Hills Red 1
2 - LaGrange 4, Pflugerville National 3 (10 innings)
3 - Bryan Harvey 8, Tyler American East 1
4 - Pflugerville National 9, Western Hills Red 3 (elim.)
5 - LaGrange 4, Bryan Harvey 3 (7 innings)
6 - Pflugerville National 3, Tyler American East 2 (elim.)
7 - Bryan Harvey 1, Pflugerville National 0 (elim.)
8 - LaGrange 1, Bryan Harvey 0 (TITLE)

D12 - Beaumont West End
D17 - North Shore (Houston)
D28 - ORWALL American (The Woodlands)
D32 - Nederland North

East Texas Section 2 Tournament
Host - Kountze (District 12)

The Section 2 tournament used a round-robin format.

Tournament Results:
1 - Beaumont West End 9, Nederland North 2
2 - ORWALL American 3, North Shore 2
3 - Beaumont West End 10, ORWALL American 9
4 - North Shore 9, Nederland North 4
5 - ORWALL American 9, Nederland North 0
6 - Beaumont West End 8, North Shore 7


Standings

W

L
Beaumont West End 3 0
ORWALL American 2 1
North Shore 1 2
Nederland North 0 3

If a team is undefeated (3-0) at the completion of round-robin play, they win the tournament. If no team is undefeated, then the top two teams in the round-robin standings will meet for the tournament championship.

Beaumont West End finishes 3-0 and wins the East Texas Section 2 Tournament.

District Champions
in East Texas Section 3
District Champions
in East Texas Section 4
D14 - NASA Area East (Houston)
D15 - Sagemont-Beverly Hills (Houston)
D16 - First Colony American (Sugar Land)
D25 - Northwest National (Houston)

East Texas Section 3 Tournament
Host - First Colony (Sugar Land) (District 16)

Tournament Results:
1 - NASA Area East 3, Sagemont-Beverly Hills 1
2 - First Colony American 17, Northwest National 0
3 - Sagemont-Beverly Hills 15, Northwest National 4 (elim.)
4 - First Colony American 5, NASA Area East 3
5 - Sagemont-Beverly Hills 4, NASA Area East 2 (elim.)
6 - First Colony American 8, Sagemont-Beverly Hills 4 (TITLE)

D18 - Angleton
D27 - Victoria Southwest
D29 - Sinton
D31 - New Braunfels Blue

East Texas Section 4 Tournament
Host - Sugar Land (District 18)

Tournament Results:
1 - Sinton 2, New Braunfels Blue 0
2 - Angleton 6, Victoria Southwest 5 (8 innings)
3 - New Braunfels Blue 9, Victoria Southwest 8 (elim.)
4 - Angleton 7, Sinton 4 (11 innings)
5 - New Braunfels Blue d. Sinton (elim.) (7/21)
6 - Angleton 3, New Braunfels Blue 2 (TITLE)

District Champions
in West Texas Section 1
District Champions
in West Texas Section 2
D1 - Dumas
D2 - Lubbock Dixie
D3 - Andrews
D4 - Lake View (San Angelo)
D5 - Abilene Dixie

West Texas Section 1 Tournament
Host - Midland Northern (District 3)
At Butler Park

The Section 1 tournament used a round-robin format.

Tournament Results:
1 - Abilene Dixie d. Lake View
2 - Lubbock Dixie d. Andrews
3 - Andrews 7, Lake View 1
4 - Dumas 4, Abilene Dixie 2
5 - Abilene Dixie d. Lubbock Dixie
6 - Dumas d. Lake View
7 - Lubbock Dixie d. Dumas
8 - Andrews 4, Abilene Dixie 1
9 - Dumas d. Andrews
10 - Lubbock Dixie d. Lake View


Standings

W

L
Lubbock Dixie 3 1
Dumas 3 1
Andrews 2 2
Abilene Dixie 2 2
Lake View 0 4

Championship Game:
Lubbock Dixie 8, Dumas 6 (TITLE)

D6 - Graham
D7 - Fort Worth Westside
D8 - Denison
D9 - Waco Midway

West Texas Section 2 Tournament
Host - Weatherford (District 7)
At Carmichael Field

The Section 2 tournament used a round-robin format.

Tournament Results:
1 - Fort Worth Westside 3, Graham 1
2 - Waco Midway 2, Denison 1
3 - Waco Midway 9, Graham 3
4 - Fort Worth Westside 10, Denison 0
5 - Graham 10, Denison 7
6 - Fort Worth Westside 7, Waco Midway 5


Standings

W

L
FW Westside 3 0
Waco Midway 2 1
Graham 1 2
Denison 0 3

If a team is undefeated (3-0) at the completion of round-robin play, they win the tournament. If no team is undefeated, then the top two teams in the round-robin standings will meet for the tournament championship.

Fort Worth Westside finishes 3-0 and wins the West Texas Section 2 Tournament.

District Champions
in West Texas Section 3
District Champions
in West Texas Section 4
D19 - McAllister Park American (San Antonio)
D20 - Harlandale (San Antonio)
D21 - Uvalde
D26 - Kerrville
D35 - Del Rio National

West Texas Section 3 Tournament
Host - Pleasanton (District 21)

Tournament Results:
1 - Uvalde 16, Harlandale 3
2 - Kerrville 6, Del Rio National 2
3 - Uvalde d. McAllister Park American
4 - Del Rio National 8, Harlandale 0 (elim.)
5 - Kerrville 5, Uvalde 2
6 - Del Rio National 1, McAllister Park American 0 (elim.)
7 - Uvalde 3, Del Rio National 0 (elim.)
8 - Kerrville 4, Uvalde 3 (TITLE)

D22 - Falfurrias
D23 - Oil Belt (Corpus Christi)
D24 - West Brownsville
D34 - Laredo American

West Texas Section 4 Tournament
Host - Oil Belt (Corpus Christi) (District 23)

The Section 4 tournament used a round-robin format.

Tournament Results:
1 - Laredo American 10, Falfurrias 0
2 - West Brownsville 6, Oil Belt 3
3 - Laredo American 6, West Brownsville 2
4 - Falfurrias 7, Oil Belt 3
5 - Laredo American 8, Oil Belt 4
6 - West Brownsville 7, Falfurrias 1


Standings

W

L
Laredo American 3 0
West Brownsville 2 1
Falfurrias 1 2
Oil Belt 0 3

If a team is undefeated (3-0) at the completion of round-robin play, they win the tournament. If no team is undefeated, then the top two teams in the round-robin standings will meet for the tournament championship.

Laredo American finishes 3-0 and wins the West Texas Section 4 Tournament.



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Texas Tourney


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Texas Tourney


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