TTAS District softball underway; TTAB baseball begins on Monday
Fri, 2016-07-08 05:00 News Staff
By TJ MAXWELL
Now that the Copperas Cove City League dust has cleared, the teams that survived will now test their mettle at the 2016 Texas Teenage Baseball/Softball playoffs.
The softball playoffs are well underway with teams from Copperas Cove competing at four Central Texas sites.
The Cove Chaos of the 15-and-under age division are competing in the nine-team District III tournament hosted by McGregor where they suffered lopsided losses to host McGregor and Moody to get eliminated.
A little closer to home, the 12U Copperas Cove Dynamite got their playoffs underway in Harker Heights with in the nine-team field in District 3.
The Dynamite suffered an opening round loss to the McGregor Diamonators before rallying in the play-back bracket with a win over the Harker Heights Pythons. The Dynamite faced elimination games against the Rogers Lady Eagles at 6 p.m. last night. A win would’ve fitted the Dynamite against Gatesville Triple S Contracting at 8 p.m. and a loss would send them home in the double-elimination format. Games were held after press time on Thursday.
In the 10U division, Copperas Cove’s Lady Fury and The Crush are competing in the six-team field hosted by Troy.
Last, but not least, Copperas Cove is represented in the 8U playoffs by the undefeated Copperas Cove Rangers and the Cove Angels that rallied from a four-win regular season to earn a spot at the TTAS District tournament. The tournament is being held in Moody.
Results from girls’ district tournaments to come in the Copperas Cove Leader-Press.
The TTAB playoffs begin on Monday with 11 teams representing Copperas Cove.
In the 8U tournament being held in Harker Heights, the White Sox, Royals, Orioles and Mariners will represent Cove. The White Sox outlasted the Royals for the city crown.
The Cardinals, Giants, Athletics and Dodgers will represent the city of Copperas Cove in the 10U Tight Base tournament held at their home fields at Copperas Cove City Park. It came down to the National League champion Athletics and the American League champion Cardinals in the city league with the Giants and Cards eliminated in the semifinals.
In the 12U Open Base tournament to be held in Lampasas, the Rangers and the Astros will represent the city in the nine-team field in District 8.
Finally, the Copperas Cove Braves are the sole representative for the city at the five-team boys’ 14U tournament being held in Harker Heights.
The top two teams from each division advance to their respective state tournaments in the softball playoffs but only the winner advances to state from each boys’ division.
Look for coverage to come next week in the Copperas Cove Leader-Press.