SPECIAL TO THE FLASH
(June 18, 2015) — The 12U Stephenville Sox baseball team placed fifth of 46 in the USSSA State Tournament.
The Sox won pool games 13-0 against the Texas Raiders and 12-6 over Celina Express, earning the No. 7 seed entering single-elimination bracket play. They knocked out Colleyville Rage 8-0 and DC Diablos 8-5 before falling 5-4 in seven innings to eventual state champ East Texas Canes.
“I am proud of how our boys fought and overcame adversity throughout the entire tournament. A 46-team bracket is huge and you have to play very good baseball to earn what we did in the tournament,” said Sox manager Keith Philips. “So many great plays and great hits were made by our team throughout the tournament; they did a fantastic job.”
The Sox had the best run differential of all 46 teams, scoring 46 times and allowing just 16 total runs. They return to action June 27-28 in Jacksboro and are preparing for the Super Series World Series in Round Rock July 4-8.