The Lids Indiana Bulls 11u Black finish the 2012 Season ranked #2 in the country !!!!!
|11U TbS National Rankings - 2012 Season Finale|
|Friday, 17 August 2012 14:32|
TravelBallSelect.com concludes it series for Rankings of the top 25 teams 11U Majors Class teams across the USA for the 2012 Season..
For the 3rd consecutive year, the Oakley Stingrays Green wins the National Title. They finish #1 after becoming the first team in history to “3-Peat” at the Elite 32.
TEAM NAME - CITY/ST – RECORD
1). Oakley Stingrays Green (Norwalk, CA) for 3 years running, these Stringrays take the #1 spot. This title comes after winning the EWS for the third year in a row. This win follows on the heels of big wins at both the XTreme Diamond and the Cecil Fielder World Series. By our tally, their record now stands at 79-17-2.
2). LIDS Indiana Bulls Black (Indianapolis, IN) finishes at the #2 spot after winning the Travelball® National Championship going 8-2-1 in their title run. After dropping an early pool play loss to team Miami and later being forced to fight their way out of the make-up bracket after a 5-4 loss to Team MVP, LIDS rebounded with wins over the Dallas Tigers and Team Mizuno to get back in title contention. They won a test of endurance taking 4 wins on championship day, beating BPA Rawlings, Sandlot All Stars Black, Team Miami, and culminating with a 6-3 title win over the Nomads Elite in a game that was shorten due to heavy rains. They finished their 2012 season with a record of 58-6.
3). Nomads Elite (Garden G, CA) finishes at #3 spot. They proved that playing a very tough schedule all season pays off. They finished as a solid “Runner-Up” at the Travelball® National Championship.
4). SY Titans (Santa Ynez, CA) moves up from #7 to finish strong at #4 after going 7-1-1 to take 2nd Place at the EWS. They were also impressive at the Travelball® National Championship. This team played a rugged schedule against the top teams in the country while compiling a record that now stands at 52-25-4.
5-Tie). Banditos Black (Houston, TX) wraps up their 2012 season with a share of the #5 spot. The finished by going 11-1 to tally a huge win in the 50 team venue at the Triple Crown World Series in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. They were impressive at the Travelball® National Championship where they went 6-3 to take 5th Place. Their record is 70-15-4 with 9 major tournament wins in Nations, Triple Crown, and USSSA play.
5-Tie). Team MVP (Ft Lauderdale, FL) also shares the #5 spot after going 7-1 to finish at a strong 3rd Place at the EWS. They won the AABC World Series in Puerto Rico beating BPA Rawlings Elite in the finals. They also won the AAU National Championship and were impressive at the Travelball® National Championship. They were the only team to beat the LIDS Bulls.
To view the final game, broadcast on Comcast Sports South, click on the link below
|11U Team of Destiny? LIDS Indiana Bulls Black|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 20:20|
- By TbS Staff Writer
2012 Travelball® National Champions
WOW! What a run by the 11U team from the state of Indiana. After losing their first round contest in bracket play, the Bulls never let up as they swarmed through the loser’s bracket with relative ease and started getting hot at the right time.
The Bulls bounced back from their 6-5 opening round defeat to MVP by winning five consecutive elimination games including a 11-3 rout of Team Miami on their way to this 11U Championship in this inaugural Travelball National Championships.
Nomads Elite played just as well throughout the tournament as they cruised through the winners bracket and making the Championship game without a loss. As a result of their solid play in pool format, the Elite earned the #1 seed and they played like they were the top team. The Elite escaped MVP as they scored the final five runs in the last two innings to take the opening round 6-5 victory. They rolled through the next two games defeating Team Miami and BPA Rawlings by a combined 12-4 score to earn their spot in the Championship game.
The cameras were rolling, the bleachers were full, the Elite took the field, it was time to play ball, as this one was for all the marbles. It did not take long for the crowd to be entertained as Bulls third basemen Stephen Hazlett drove a booming line shot over the center field wall as the Bulls took the early 1-0 lead, yet they were not done just yet. With two outs and nobody on base, Lucas McNew and Brodey Heaton achieved back-to-back jacks as they both drove bombs over the 250 sign in centerfield. The Bulls used the long ball to take the 3-0 lead as the Elite were coming up for their first at bat of the game.
An RBI single by Nomads' Cameron Repetti gave them their first run in their first at bat as they drew within two. However, the Bulls would add some insurance in the top of the 3rd as Alex Hemenway launched a towering fly ball over the left field wall and the Bulls took a commanding 5-1 lead. Bulls pitcher Luke Helton surrendered a couple more runs but buckled down through the rain and shut the door as he wound up being the victor.
The Bulls would actually had one more run in the top of the sixth before the rain started to fall harder and harder before the game would eventually be called at the moment meaning the Bulls are your 2012 Travelball National Championship 11U Champions! Congratulations to the Bulls on their amazing run as some would call them the team of destiny as they take the Championship back to beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana. We at travelballselect would also like to congratulate the Elite as they as well performed well during the weekend and onto the early week and in fact congratulations to all teams as they represented their team and hometown with class, dignity, and extreme talent.
|TO SEE DETAILED GAME RESULTS - CLICK ON GAME SCHEDULE ABOVE......|
|Double-Header with Indy Spartans 11u - Whiteland, IN||2011-09-18||2011-09-18|
|1st Place - D&B Sporting Events Halloween Havoc 11u - Owensboro, KY||2011-10-22||2011-10-23|
|1st Place - SportZone Indoor Tournament 12u - Indianapolis, IN||2011-12-28||2011-12-29|
|1st Place - D&B Sporting Events 9th Annual Rustbuster 11u - Owensboro, KY||2012-03-17||2012-03-18|
|1st Place - USSSA Hatfield and McCoy 11u - Cincinnati, OH||2012-03-30||2012-04-01|
|1st Place - King of Corn 11u - Indianapolis, IN||2012-04-14||2012-04-15|
|RAIN OUT - USSSA Kentucky Spring Classic 12u - Shelbyville, KY||2012-04-21||2012-04-22|
|2nd Place - JCARDS Early Bird 12u - Jasper, IN||2012-04-28||2012-04-29|
|2nd Place - USSSA Super NIT 11u - Kingsport, TN||2012-05-04||2012-05-06|
|2nd Place - USSSA Bash at the Flash 12u - Hammersville, OH||2012-05-19||2012-05-20|
|1st Place - USSSA Super NIT 11u - Kansas City, Missouri||2012-05-25||2012-05-27|
|5th Place - USSSA Super NIT 11u - Columbus, OH||2012-06-02||2012-06-03|
|1st Place - USSSA First Pitch Strike-Fest 12u - Columbus, IN||2012-06-09||2012-06-10|
|Bulls Round-Up - Westfield, IN||2012-06-11||2012-06-11|
|1st Place - CABA 12u National Championships - Westfield, IN||2012-06-22||2012-06-24|
|1st Place - TBS National Championships - East Cobb, GA||2012-07-07||2012-07-11|
|LIDS INDIANA BULLS TRY-OUTS FOR 2013 SEASON||2012-08-04||2012-08-05|