City baseball championships to conclude next week
By TJ MAXWELL
Now that the Copperas Cove girls’ tickets are punched to the Texas Teen-age Baseball and Softball District Tournaments, it’s time for the boys to narrow down their city representatives.
The Copperas Cove 8-and-under Outlaws and Fury will represent their city in the District 4 Softball Tournament to be held in McGregor. The Copperas Cove 10U Fury and Diamonds will play in the District 6 Softball Tournament in Gatesville. Finally, the Copperas Cove 12U Fury will play in the District 7 Softball Tournament in Killeen.
In the boys’ 12U city championships, the Red Sox (9-2) await the winners of tonight’s matchup between the Astros (9-1) and the D-Backs (6-5-1). The D-Backs knocked the Astros to the play-back bracket of the double-elimination tournament last Friday where they defeated the Giants and Tigers to earn a spot in the semifinals. The Red Sox then defeated the D-Backs to set up a semi-final rematch between the Astros and D-Backs.
The 12U championship game is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Copperas Cove City Park’s Field 6. A play-back championship game will be held at 7:35 p.m. in the event of a loss by the Red Sox.
In the boys’ 10U championships, the Yankees (10-2) and the Dodgers (10-1) remain undefeated in the tournament while the Giants (6-6) will battle the Marlins (4-8) and the D-Backs (8-2-1) will take on the Astros (4-9) in the play-back quarterfinals.
The 10U championship game will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at City Park’s Field 1 with the play-back game scheduled for 7:45 p.m. if necessary.
In the boys’ 8U championships, the Marlins (12-0) remain undefeated in the double-elimination tourney along with the Cardinals (5-3-4). The White Sox (4-8) suffered a second-round loss to the Marlins before edging the Brewers 2-1 to advance to last night’s quarterfinals where they faced the Astros (4-5-2). The Athletics (4-5-2) faced the Red Sox (2-7-2) in last night’s quarterfinals (results not available at press time.
The 8U championship game will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at City Park’s Field 2 with the play-back game scheduled for 7:45 p.m. if necessary.
The District Tournament start dates for the boys on July 1.