2015 Texas West Little League® Tournament Results
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Texas West State Tournament
Host - Wylie (Abilene) (District 5)
At Kirby Lake Park

Kirby Lake Park is located at 6650 Maple Street in Abilene. The main entrance to the park is in the 5700 block of Maple Street.

Participating Teams
Texas West Section 1 Champions Midland Northern (District 3)
Texas West Section 2 Champions Wylie (Abilene)
Texas West Section 3 Champions McAllister Park National (San Antonio) (District 19)
Texas West Section 4 Champions Edinburg Blue (District 24)

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Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
McAllister Park National 8, Wylie 5
Edinburg Blue 14, Midland Northern 2 (5 innings)

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Wylie 14, Midland Northern 12 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
McAllister Park National 5, Edinburg Blue 2

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Wylie 16, Edinburg Blue 6 (5 innings; elim.)

Championship Game:
McAllister Park National 9, Wylie 5 (TITLE)


Summary:

A trio of heavy hitters at the top of the batting order helped San Antonio's McAllister Park National Little League to clinch a trifecta.

Zach Raba, Stayton Ankrom, and Trevor Warren combined for eight hits, seven runs, and six runs batted in to lead McAllister Park National to a 9-5 victory over homestanding Wylie Little League in the Texas West state championship game at Kirby Lake Park in Abilene.

With the win, the core of McAllister Park's team won their third Texas West championship in as many years. McAllister Park National had won the state tournament in the 9-10 year old division in 2013, and repeated as champions in the 10-11 year old division in 2014.

McAllister Park also earned a second trifecta with the win: McAllister Park National also won the 2015 Texas West title in the 9-10 year old division, while McAllister Park American Little League did the same in the 10-11 year old division.

"McAllister Park is a machine," said Wylie manager Jason Heuerman. "They've been here before and this wasn't their first rodeo. You put your best players in the lineup and hope things happen the way they are supposed to."

McAllister Park broke to an early 6-0 lead in the championship game. Raba doubled with one out in the top of the first inning, then Ankrom walked. Aiden Cueller's groundout drove in Raba with the game's first run, then on the next pitch, Ankrom scored on a passed ball.

In the second, Warren fought through an eight-pitch at-bat before slamming a two-run home run beyond the center field fence. Later in the inning, Raba drew a walk and eventually scored on Ankrom's single.

Malikai Wickley singled in a run in the third to expand the Nationals' lead to 6-0.

Wylie got their first hit of the game, and their first run, when Landon Williams delivered a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning. McAllister Park cancelled out the tally with an unearned run in the fourth, before a pair of Wylie homers narrowed the San Antonio lead to 7-4. Reed Hughes drove a solo home run to left in the fourth, then Reid Heuerman added a two-run shot in the fifth. Raba responded with a two-run homer in the top of the sixth for McAllister Park.

McAllister Park sealed the win with a pair of stellar defensive plays in the bottom of the sixth inning. Wylie entered the inning trailing 9-4, but loaded the bases with one out. Raba then made a leaping catch at the fence to snare a would-be grand slam and turn it into a sacrifice fly. The next hitter bounced a grounder up the middle, but Ankrom, the McAllister Park shortstop, made a diving stop and flipped the ball to second for a game-ending force out.

The win was McAllister Park National's second over Wylie at the state tournament. In the tournament's opening game, the District 19 winners rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the fourth inning, and overcame Wylie, 8-5. Right fielder Reece Gooding's two-run homer in the third inning gave Wylie a 3-1 advantage, and after Cueller tied the game with a mammoth home run in the bottom of the frame, Wylie added two more in the fourth when Heuerman and Williams delivered run-scoring singles.

McAllister Park pushed back in the bottom of the fourth, and secured the lead for good. Raba drove in a run with a fielder's choice groundout, then with two outs, Hogan Heller drilled a three-run home run over the left field fence to give the Nationals a 7-5 lead.

Raba and Cueller each had two hits, two runs scored, and two runs batted in for McAllister Park. Ry Yates and Heuerman each had a pair of hits for Wylie.

"We played tough and we had them down," said Jason Heuerman after the game. "You could tell that they were a little worried. That's not a team that usually gets worried. We were just up against a really good team."

"We've played together for three years," said McAllister Park National manager Mike Clark "But I've got to admit that Wylie team is a great team. That was one of the hardest games that we've had."

The win lifted McAllister Park into the winner's bracket final, where they faced an Edinburg Little League team that converted seven hits and nine walks into a 14-2 victory over Midland Northern Little League in the other opening round game. McAllister Park snapped a 2-2 tie with three runs in the bottom of the third inning, and pushed past Edinburg by a 5-2 margin.

Heller's double to right field scored Cueller with the go-ahead run, then, after a Ryan Beaird walk, Heller advanced and scored following a pair of passed balls. Trevor Clark's single to left drove in Beaird with the inning's final run.

McAllister Park managed just five hits in the game, but the offense was more than enough for pitcher Jagger Edwards. Edwards fired a 91-pitch complete game, striking out nine, walking none, and allowing just two runs.

The win moved McAllister Park National into the Texas West championship game for the fifth time in 13 years.

Wylie, meanwhile, needed a pair of wins in the bottom bracket to earn a championship game rematch. They began their climb to the title game when Hughes' two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth helped the Abilene team to outslug Midland Northern, 14-12. Wylie clawed back from a 10-3 deficit in the third inning.

"We've been down before and come back," said Jason Heuerman. "That's just what we do. Home field advantage helped us, as well as being the home team."

Hughes' home run marked the first runs that Wylie had scored in the game with less than two outs. He also provided a key blow an inning earlier, when his two-out, two-strike double drove in a pair of runs and sparked a six-run rally. Reece Gooding homered on the very next pitch, and two batters later, Teige Mitchell added a two-run homer. The two-out push lifted Wylie from a 12-6 deficit into a tie.

The next day, Wylie again fell behind early, trailing Edinburg 6-0 after two innings, but then scored 16 unanswered runs to earn a 16-6, five inning victory in the elimination bracket final.

Edinburg pulled their starting pitcher after building the early lead with an eye toward a potential championship game assignment, but Wylie began chipping away at the deficit on Dash Albus' three-run homer in the third.

Wylie added four more in the fourth, taking the lead on Yates' run-scoring double, and overwhelmed Edinburg with nine runs in the fifth to expand their led to double digits and end the game. Reid Heuerman had a two-run double in the inning, while Albus drove in a run with a single and Yates added a three-run double. Wylie drew six walks in the inning before Jaxson Gregg scored on a passed ball to end the game.

The win earned Wylie a second shot at McAllister Park National, but this time an early deficit proved too much to overcome as McAllister Park advanced to the Southwestern Region tournament in Waco for the second time in four years.

"What a special group of boys and what a great season they had," said Jason Heuerman about his team. "This was the furthest any District 5 team has ever gone."

Wylie was the third-ever District 5 league to reach a state championship game, and the first since Dixie Little League in 1987. Abilene Eastern Little League also finished as the Texas runner-up in 1966.

McAllister Park, meanwhile, earned its fifth state championship in the major baseball division. McAllister Park American and National each have two, while McAllister Park Little League also defeated Dixie in that 1987 state championship game before the league was later split into two charters.

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Linescores:

  Opening Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Wylie 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 7 2
McAllister Park National 1 0 2 4 1 x 8 8 1
  Opening Round
Edinburg Blue 7 1 3 0 3 14 7 1
Midland Northern 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 2
  Elimination Bracket Semifinal
Midland Northern 4 1 5 0 2 0 12 12 0
Wylie 1 2 3 0 6 2 14 10 1
  Winner's Bracket Final
Edinburg Blue 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 7 0
McAllister Park National 1 0 1 3 0 x 5 5 1
  Elimination Bracket Final
Edinburg Blue 4 2 0 0 0 6 9 5
Wylie 0 0 3 4 9 16 8 1
  Championship Game
McAllister Park National 2 3 1 1 0 2 9 10 1
Wylie 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 5 1


2015 Texas West District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Texas West Section 1
District Champions
in Texas West Section 2
D1 - Wellington
D2 - Lubbock Southwest
D3 - Midland Northern
D37 - Pecos
D38 - Floydada

Texas West Section 1 Tournament
Host - Lubbock Southwest (District 2)

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Pecos 9, Wellington 2
2 - Lubbock Southwest 22, Floydada 0
3 - Lubbock Southwest 3, Midland Northern 2
4 - Wellington 2, Floydada 0 (elim.)
5 - Pecos 7, Lubbock Southwest 5
6 - Midland Northern 17, Wellington 1 (4 innings; elim.)
7 - Midland Northern 11, Lubbock Southwest 6 (elim.)
8 - Midland Northern 8, Pecos 2
9 - Midland Northern 13, Pecos 6 (TITLE)

D5 - Wylie (Abilene)
D7 - Westside (Fort Worth)
D8 - Prosper
D9 - Midway (Waco)

Texas West Section 2 Tournament
Host - Westside (Fort Worth) (District 7)

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Wylie 8, Midway 5
2 - Prosper 2, Westside 0
3 - Westside 19, Midway 9 (elim.)
4 - Wylie 14, Prosper 0 (4 innings)
5 - Westside 14, Prosper 11 (elim.)
6 - Wylie 16, Westside 6 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Texas West Section 3
District Champions
in Texas West Section 4
D4 - Wall
D19 - McAllister Park National (San Antonio)
D21 - Five Diamonds (San Antonio)
D26 - Boerne
D35 - Eagle Pass American

Texas West Section 3 Tournament
Host - Boerne (District 26)

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Boerne 10, Wall 4
2 - Five Diamonds 5, Eagle Pass American 3
3 - McAllister Park National 10, Boerne 4
4 - Eagle Pass American 5, Wall 0 (elim.)
6 - Eagle Pass American 8, Boerne 3 (elim.)
5 - McAllister Park National 10, Five Diamonds 4
7 - Eagle Pass American 8, Five Diamonds 7 (elim.)
8 - McAllister Park National 11, Eagle Pass American 1 (TITLE)

D22 - Alice American
D23 - Oil Belt (Corpus Christi)
D24 - Edinburg Blue
D34 - Laredo American

Texas West Section 4 Tournament
Host - Alice (District 22)

Tournament Schedule/Results:
1 - Oil Belt 12, Alice American 2
2 - Edinburg Blue 7, Laredo American 0
3 - Alice American 12, Laredo American 7 (elim.)
4 - Edinburg Blue 7, Oil Belt 3
5 - Oil Belt 14, Alice American 6 (elim.)
6 - Edinburg Blue 10, Oil Belt 7 (TITLE)




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