Dublin reaches semifinals in Texas Teenage High School Eligible tournament

Yankees from Dublin tie for fifth after pair of thirds in 15U event

These are some of the Dublin Yankees who DHS head coach Kellen Cervetto will be counting on to continue the improvements of Lion baseball over the next few seasons. || Courtesy DAVID LEATHERWOOD

Flash Staff Report

(July 29, 2017) — Dublin fared well in the Texas Teenage Baseball High School Eligible state tournament, reaching the semifinals after earning the No. 5 seed out of 18 teams.

Scores are posted for pool games, with Dublin going 2-1 in the Buffalo Pool. The Lions beat Cayuga 9-1, knocked off host Buffalo 5-1 then let 5-3 to Grapeland. In bracket play at Buffalo Harriman Park, they beat 12th-seeded Bruceville-Eddy and Kemp before falling to Eustace in the semifinal round. Mexia topped Eustace for the championship. Scores were not posted for bracket play.

The 4-2 record at the HSE tournament comes after the Dublin Yankees 15U team followed back-to-back third-place finishes in 2015 and 2016 by tying for fifth this week in their state tournament.

Dublin High School baseball coach Kellen Cervetto applauds the coaches who volunteer their time leading these teams and helping to further establish the sport in Lion land.

“Those coaches are doing a great job of bluing our youth programs and instilling a positive work ethic and other intangibles in our kids. They’re just doing a great job of establishing baseball in Dublin,” Cervetto said. “We’ve had a couple good years with the varsity now, and obviously we want to keep the at going. It’s kind of a fever that everyone is catching over here, and hopefully there are more good years to come.”


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