The drought is finally over -- for the first time in 2020, the bats finally got going in Texas.
The Texas Season Opener saw a total of 280 teams arrive in the Dallas Metroplex area for the first weekend of Triple Crown Baseball in the Lone Star State.
In a three-game minimum tournament and a single-elimination playoff bracket, coaches had the opportunity to get a look at their new lineups, and players from 7u-14u squads battled for early season bragging rights.
One of the biggest highlights in the Texas Season Opener was the invite-only 14u D1 Invite bracket. After both teams handed each other a loss earlier in the tournament, Dulins Dodgers Prime (Godwin) and Dallas Texans-Nalley survived and advanced their way in the playoffs en route to the 14u D1 Invite championship game.
In the championship showdown, the Dodgers’ completed a 3-0 shutout of the Texans and took home the tournament’s most prestigious trophy. READ MORE >> 14u Invite
The Dodgers were the big winners of the weekend as their 12u team also took home hardware. The only other programs to take home multiple championships were the Texas Edge from Granbury, TX in both the 11u D2 and D3 brackets, and also 5 Star Performance out of Longview, TX at 12 D2 and 14 D2.
On the other 14u D1 side, the Oklahoma Mudcats swept through the competition in Texas with a perfect 5-0 weekend. In the championship game, the Mudcats held on to a 5-4 victory over their in-state competition, Fuel Baseball. In back-and-forth action all game, the Mudcats took a 2-0 lead, but Fuel Baseball claimed the lead 3-2 in the third inning.
The Mudcats reclaimed the lead later in the game and never looked back, as they were crowned champions. READ MORE >> 14u D1
After a great weekend of baseball, this Triple Crown baseball season looks to be off to a high start. Congratulations to all the champions of the Texas Season Opener!
7u: Frisco Riders - Rae (Frisco, TX)
8u: TCR Bobcats - Deevers (Roanoke, TX)
9u D2: Texas Rattlers - Brown (Flower Mound, TX)
9u D3: Texas Baseball Club (Durant, OK)
10u D1: Arlington Twins (Arlington, TX)
10u D2: West Texas Mayhem (Hamlin, TX)
10u D3: Enemy (Plano, TX)
11u D1: Canes Southwest – Berry (Decatur, TX)
11u D2: Texas Edge - Taylor (Granbury, TX)
11u D3: Texas Edge - Carroll (Granbury, TX)
12u D1: Dulins Dodgers - Godwin (Melissa, TX)
12u D2: 5 Star Performance - Copeland (Longview, TX)
12u D3: Colleyville Texas Trouble (Colleyville, TX)
13u D1: Academy Select - Ingram (Allen, TX)
13u D2: TC Cougar Elite (The Colony, TX)
13u D3: Coppell Cowboys Red (Irving, TX)
14u D1: Oklahoma Mudcats (Choctaw, OK)
14u D1 Invite: Dulins Dodgers Prime - Godwin (Frisco, TX)
14u D2: 5 Star Performance - Moran (Longview, TX)
14u D3: Cooperstown Cobras - Tinius (Fort Worth, TX)