The Post Oak Little League 13s all-star team has won the TexasEast District 16 championship in Bear Creek Park.
The POLL team won four consecutive games to win the District 16banner, knocking off West University 8-3 in the finals Mondaynight. Going into the game, the Post Oak squad needed just one winto finish off the WULL all-stars, who needed to beat Post Oak twicefor the championship.
The Post Oak squad won three consecutive games to reach thefinals and will now have a few days off before they advance to theSub-Section 13-year-old tournament hosted by District 14 startingFriday, June 24 in Santa Fe.
Post Oak began the District 16 tournament Thursday night ingrand fashion, belting Bear Creek 15-8 and then squeezed past WestUniversity, 4-3, to send the team wearing the green into theloser’s bracket.
The West U 13s had a first-round bye in the seven-teamtournament and drew the winner of the Memorial-Ashford-KatyNational game in the second round and that was Memorial-Ashfordafter their 13s took a thrilling 9-8 victory over the same KatyNational team that was alive and in the loser’s bracket finals.
After that win, however, Memorial fell 25-2 to West Universityand then was eliminated from the tournament by that same KatyNational team 16-8.
West University could not maintain its momentum after that bigwin over M-A falling to Post Oak in its next game to drop into theone-game-winner-take-all situation against Katy National Sunday forthe chance to play in the finall.
The POLL team will enter next week’s tournament one of thehottests teams around after last week’s showing at the districttourney.
Jake Boihem, Paolo Cannatella, Carter Cochrane, Aaron Cranfield,Julian Cranfield, Charles Dorfman, Elliott Eyering, DanielGartrell, Rowdy Hinckley, Andrew Hoffman, John Lilly, and GinoMasini are the players on the West U 13s All-District squad.
Cape Bell is the manager and Trey Burke, Matt Hudlow, and AdamZornes are the 13s coaches.