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Driving in the game winning run in the
bottom of the seventh, Hattiesburg, Miss.
slipped by an outstanding Enterprise,
Ala. team to win the Junior Boys World
Series championship by a score of 8-7. The second game
was necessary as the team from Enterprise forced a rematch
with a 13-3 win in the first of the two championship games.
Enterprise was impressive as was the Hattiesburg squad.
The Alabama champs lost their first game of the double
elimination tournament and came within one run of capturing
it all. The championship was the first for Hattiesburg in Junior
Dixie Boys World Series play. The tournament was played in
Columbus, Ga. in the stadium that hosted the 1996 Olympic
Dixie Boys World Series (14 and under)
In a tournament that easily shattered the total home run series record for Dixie Boys Baseball, it
was pitching in the final game that propelled Hattiesburg, Miss. to the 2013 Dixie Boys World
Series Championship. In a great ballgame, the team from Hattiesburg slowed down the bats of
Columbia County, Ga. to win the title in a well-played 3-2 contest. The semi-final game was just
as exciting as Hattiesburg came from behind to beat Springhill, Fla., 5-4. In total, 72 dingers
were hit eclipsing the previous record of 62 in the year 2000 in Cleveland, Miss. World Series
play for Dixie Boys Baseball started in 1963 with this being the 51st year that the event has
been held. The title won by Hattiesburg is their third in Dixie Boys World Series history.
Dixie Pre Majors World Series (17 and under)
The 2013 Pre Majors World Series concluded with Shelby National, Tenn. winning the title over
Pittsburg, Texas in an exciting 7-3 ballgame. Shelby National from the Memphis area advanced
through the bracket undefeated to claim the title. But the run wasn't easy. In the five games the
Tennessee team played; they scored a total of 57 runs. Two of their five wins came via extra
innings with the squad winning a 13-inning contest over the Amherst County, Va. team and in
the semi-finals the eventual champs slipped by the Polk County, Fla. team in eight frames. The
championship for the State of Tennessee marked two in a row with the last two champions
coming from Shelby County in Tennessee. This year marks the 35th year that a Dixie Pre-Majors
World Series was played.
Dixie Majors World Series (19 and under)
The Dixie Majors World Series, in its 40th year, had the West Georgia (Columbus, Ga. area)
team battling back and scoring five in the seventh inning to take a hard fought 10-9 win over
a scrappy Paris, Texas team. With the win, West Georgia remained unbeaten in capturing the
2013 Dixie Majors World Series title. West Georgia was tested throughout the tournament
and in an epic battle the Georgia squad defeated Terrebonne Parish, La. by a score of 5-4 in
15 innings. Terrebonne, the 2012 champions battled gallantly to retain the title before West
Georgia scored in the top of the fifteen and closed the door on the Louisiana team in the bottom
of the inning. The 15-inning game in itself was a record. However, the outstanding defensive
plays from both squads were the real highlights. Paris, Texas proved to a great finalist giving up
only 11 runs in its first four games. Paris, Texas lost a game earlier in the tournament 3-2 to
Laurel-Jones County, Miss. and later avenged the loss with a 7-3 victory over the LJC team. Both
of the losses by Paris were one run defeats.
for the Willie Mays championship. West-Cory Lidle's Andrew Rodriquez hit .500 with seven RBI,
seven runs and a home run. Adriam De Jesus (PR Cardenales Levittown) won Batting Champ.
Gil Hodges 11U World Series: Connecticut Yard Dogs beat Clarkstown (N.Y.) Stars, 9-5, to
capture the Gil Hodges crown. Joe Wright was MVP. Max Viera was Batting Champ.
Pee Wee Reese 12U World Series: MVP Javier Felix (.375/ eight runs/ 12 RBI/ three
HR) paced the LaMorinda (Calif.) Spartans to an 8-2 victory over MVP (Fla.) to win the Pee
Wee Reese title. Yan Luis Ortiz and Frank Sanchez of Puerto Rico Levittown Astros shared Batting
Champ honors each batting .600.
Nolan Ryan 13U World Series: The Seymour Mudcats of Connecticut
defeated the Macomb Panthers of Michigan 9-7 in 13 innings to capture the
championship crown in the Nolan Ryan 13-Under World Series.
Sandy Koufax 14U World Series: Woodinville Rijo Athletics (Wash.)
blanked Carolina, Puerto Rico, 6-0, in the Sandy Koufax World Series Championship
game. Rijo's Kyler McMayhan pitched a three-hit shutout en route to MVP honors.
Nelson Velaquez was named Batting Champ.
Ken Griffey, Jr. 15U World Series: All-Star Baseball (Ariz.) doubled up 520
Elite (Ariz.), 12-6, to win the Ken Griffey banner. Sam Huff of All-Star Baseball was
named MVP. Liam Rosebeck of 520 Elite was Batting Champ.
Don Mattingly 17U World Series: The Trombly Braves (Placentia, Calif.)
thumped the South Troy (N.Y.) Dodgers, 7-1, to win the Don Mattingly crown.
Trombly's Andrew Jimenez was named MVP while teammate Andy Krear garnered
Batting Champ honors.
Connie Mack 18U World Series: The East Cobb (Ga.) Yankees defeated the
Southern California Renegades, 6-2, to claim the sixth Connie Mack World Series crown in program
history and first since 2008. East Cobb's Brandon Gold was MVP and Batting Champ.
Stan Musial 19U World Series: Stratford (Conn.) Storm/Bellows beat the Northwest Texas
Wildcats 1-0 in the Stan Musial 19U title game behind the four-hit shutout pitching of durable Matt
Bartolomei and Pete Rodriguez's fifth inning single. Rich Sullivan doubled down the left-field line
with one out in the fifth and scored the only run Bartolomei would need on Rodriguez's broken-bat
liner to center with two outs. Bartolomei struck out eight in going the distance and was named the
tourney MVP. He finished with 18 straight scoreless innings and 16 strikeouts in the World Series.
The Ontario Blue Jays
became the first Canadian
team to win an American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC)
World Series capturing the Mickey Mantle 16U World
Championship over California's San Gabriel Valley Arsenal.
The Jays entered the final day having to beat California
twice and they did just that, winning the first game 6--5 on
a two-run home run by catcher Tony Hrynkiw.
Hrynkiw's blast came with two outs and two
strikes in the seventh and final inning staving off
elimination to create a Jays-California winner take-
The first game also saw right-hander Cole White
(tournament MVP) throw his second complete game
of the World Series and earning his second victory.
In the decisive second game the Jays prevailed
over California by a 7-5 score led by a bases clearing
triple by left fielder Greg Carrington and two-hit
performances by second baseman J.D. Williams
and center fielder Brett Watson as well as nearly
flawless defense by shortstop Royce Ando and
Hrynkiw behind the plate. Righty R.J. Freure came
out of the bullpen to record the win for the second
consecutive day throwing 8 2/3 of nearly flawless
relief over the two-day span.
Roberto Clemente 8U World Series: The Georgia Yard Dogs (Decatur, Ga.) bit the Puerto
Rico Mets, 7-4, for the Roberto Clemente crown. William Geter was MVP and Samuel Hernandez
was Batting Champ.
Jackie Robinson 9U World Series: The Altre (Brownsville, Texas) Titans squeaked by the
McAllen (Texas) Broncos, 4-3, for the Jackie Robinson championship. Altre's Brandon Narvaez was
named MVP. McAllen's Ana Sofia Rivera was Batting Champ.
Willie Mays 10U World Series: West-Cory Lidle (Calif.) edged Coamo, Puerto Rico, 10-9,
ONTARIO BLUE JAYS FLY HIGH: BECOME FIRST CANADIAN TEAM
TO WIN AABC CHAMPIONSHIP
Andrew Jimenez was
named MVP of the
AABC 17U World Series
HATTIESBURG (MISS.) EKES OUT JUNIOR DIXIE BOYS 13U WORLD SERIES
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