2011 East Texas Little League® Tournament Results
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Texas East State Tournament
Host - Rose Capital (Tyler)
At Randy Womble Field; Faulkner Park

Participating Teams
Texas East Section 1 Champions Bryan Harvey (District 33)
Texas East Section 2 Champions West End (Beaumont) (District 12)
Texas East Section 3 Champions Pearland Maroon (District 15)
Texas East Section 4 Champions Lamar National (Richmond) (District 18)

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Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Bryan Harvey 4, Lamar National 1
West End 7, Pearland Maroon 6

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Pearland Maroon 18, Lamar National 16 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Bryan Harvey 7, West End 3

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Pearland Maroon 12, West End 3 (elim.)

Championship Series:
Pearland Maroon 10, Bryan Harvey 0
Pearland Maroon 18, Bryan Harvey 8 (5 innings; TITLE)


Look at the boxscores for the championship series of the 2011 Texas East state tournament, and it is easy to conclude that the Pearland Maroon Little League all-star team simply steamrolled the competition. Pearland scored in ten of its eleven offensive innings in the championship series, overwhelming Bryan Harvey Little League by a 10-0 score in the first contest and then defeating the same team by an 18-8 margin the next day to claim the state championship.

But rewind to earlier in the tournament, and it is clear that Pearland showed plenty of mettle along the road to its title.

Eight innings into its stay at the four-team tournament at Faulkner Park in Tyler, Pearland looked headed for its summer vacation: the District 16 champions had dropped a 7-6 decision to Beaumont's West End Little League on the tournament's opening day, and found itself on the wrong side of a 10-0 scoreboard in the early stages of an elimination contest against District 18 powerhouse Lamar National Little League. Pearland watched that deficit balloon to 15-3, then engineered a stunning turn in its fortunes.

Pearland outscored Lamar by a 15-1 margin over the next four innings to rescue an 18-16 victory, eliminated West End by a 12-3 score, and swept its two games against Bryan Harvey to emerge as the Texas East State champion. From its lowest point in the tournament, Pearland outscored its opponents by a 55-12 margin in less than four games.

"These kids have so much heart," said Pearland manager Buddy Ingram.

"After last year, the bar was set really high. A lot of pressure was applied because (Pearland White Little League) made it to Williamsport. But diamonds are made from pressure and these boys woke up to the challenge and came here."

Pearland trailed Lamar by a 15-8 margin in its pivotal elimination game before scoring ten times in the bottom of the fifth inning. The rally included six singles, a hit batsman, a walk, and, after Pearland had closed to within a 16-15 deficit, Nick Landrum's lead-changing three-run home run. Austin Hurst, Baidon Broeder, Jaedon Compton, and Jacob Whitehead all homered earlier in the game for Pearland, and Whitehead turned in three innings of scoreless relief to finally submerge a Lamar offense that had scored its 16 runs in just over three innings. Lamar had a pair of runners aboard and the winning run at the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning when Whitehead registered a game-ending strikeout.

Hunter Breeze and Hunter Godwin had each hit grand slams for Lamar as the District 18 champions built their early advantage.

After avenging its earlier loss to West End, Pearland swept a strong Bryan Harvey team in the championship series. Landrum scattered two hits over five innings in the first meeting, and hit two of his team's six solo home runs in the win. His first shot opened the scoring in the top of the first inning, and his second extended Pearland White's lead to 8-0 in the third. Hurst belted a solo homer in the second, while Hunter Lytle added one in the fourth and another in the sixth and Whitehead collected one of his own in the sixth.

The power show was a sign of things to come the next day, when Pearland homered five times in a ten-run second inning rally during its 18-8 victory over Bryan Harvey.

Hurst and Broeder staked Pearland White to an early lead with two-run doubles in the first, but Bryan Harvey boomeranged into the lead with a seven-run burst of its own in the bottom of the frame. Cody Collins' three-run homer capped the rally.

In the second, Pearland scored nine times before the first out was recorded. Whitehead and Landrum delivered back-to-back home runs to lift Pearland into an 8-7 lead, and another set of consecutive homers by the Pearland offense later in the inning stretched the advantage to 13-7. Whitehead drilled a second home run later in the inning, and added a run-scoring single as part of a three-run burst in the fourth that pushed Pearland White's lead to 17-7.

Bryan Harvey extended the game on Leon Denena's run-scoring single in the bottom of the inning, but Pearland's Erasmo Veliz led off the fifth with a solo home run that provided the final margin of victory.

With its state title -- the third won by a Pearland-based league in the major baseball division -- Pearland White advanced to the Southwestern Region tournament in Waco, Texas. Pearland White won two of its three pool games at the region tournament, and advanced to the championship game with a 5-4 victory over North Boulder (Colorado) Little League. Pearland led deep into the championship game against Lafayette (Louisiana) Little League, but a late-inning Louisiana rally forced extra innings before Lafayette claimed an 8-7 victory.

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  Winner's Bracket Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
West End 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 1
Bryan Harvey 3 2 2 0 0 x 7 9 2
  Championship Series Game 1
Pearland Maroon 1 1 4 1 1 2 10 10 1
Bryan Harvey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
  Championship Series Game 2
Pearland Maroon 4 10 0 3 1 18 - -
Bryan Harvey 7 0 0 1 0 8 - -

2011 Texas East District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Texas East Section 1
District Champions
in Texas East Section 2
D10 - Rose Capital West American (Tyler)
D11 - Northwest (Austin)
D13 - Washington County (Brenham)
D30 - Taylor
D33 - Bryan Harvey

Texas East Section 1 Tournament
Host - Northwest (Austin) (District 11)

Tournament Results:
1 - Bryan Harvey 17, Northwest 3
2 - Washington County 10, Taylor 0
3 - Bryan Harvey 8, Rose Capital West American 3
4 - Northwest 14, Taylor 4 (elim.)
6 - Northwest 7, Rose Capital West American 6 (elim.)
5 - Bryan Harvey 12, Washington County 0
7 - Northwest 6, Washington County 4 (elim.)
8 - Bryan Harvey 18, Northwest 0 (TITLE)

D12 - West End (Beaumont)
D17 - Pasadena Red
D28 - Tomball
D32 - Bridge City

Texas East Section 2 Tournament
Host - Pasadena Deepwater (District 17)

Tournament Results:
1 - West End 8, Tomball 1
2 - Pasadena Red 6, Bridge City 5
3 - Tomball 5, Bridge City 2 (elim.)
4 - West End 12, Pasadena Red 1
5 - Pasadena Red 17, Tomball 1 (elim.)
6 - West End 10, Pasadena Red 0 (4 innings; TITLE)

District Champions
in Texas East Section 3
District Champions
in Texas East Section 4
D14 - League City American
D15 - Pearland Maroon
D16 - West University National
D25 - Huffman

Texas East Section 3 Tournament
Host - Huffman (District 25)

Tournament Results:
1 - West University National 12, Huffman 1
2 - Pearland Maroon 21, League City American 3
3 - Pearland Maroon 15, West University National 2
4 - League City American 12, Huffman 2 (elim.)
5 - West University National 11, League City American 5 (elim.)
6 - Pearland Maroon 13, West University National 1 (TITLE)

D18 - Lamar National (Richmond)
D27 - Victoria Northwest
D29 - Beeville
D31 - Seguin

Texas East Section 4 Tournament
Host - Rosenberg National (District 18)
At Seabourne Creek Park Sports Complex

Tournament Results:
1 - Victoria Northwest 7, Beeville 4
2 - Lamar National 8, Seguin 6
3 - Seguin 2, Beeville 1 (elim.)
4 - Lamar National 11, Victoria Northwest 0
5 - Victoria Northwest 13, Seguin 0 (elim.)
6 - Lamar National 5, Victoria Northwest 1 (TITLE)

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