Little League World Series Texas East State Tournament 2023

Little League World Series Texas East State Tournament 2023 was conducted at Faulkner Park, Tyler, between July 15 to July 18. The Needville LL team emerged victorious.

Teams participating in this tournament had already secured victories in their respective district-level competitions. The champion of this event would proceed to the Little League World Series tournament, slated to begin on August 16, 2023.

The Texas East region is divided into four sections, encompassing teams from a total of eighteen districts. The state-level competition commenced with a match against a team from Mississippi.

On the inaugural day of the tournament, a total of three games were played, involving all eight participating teams. As of August 7, only Texas East and Louisiana were left in the competition.

The final match between these two teams is scheduled for August 8, the winner of which will earn a spot in the LLWS.

Little League Texas East Regionals 2023

Little League Texas East Regionals 2023 kicked off on the 3rd of August with eight teams from seven different states, taking place at the Marvin Norcross Stadium.

In the initial match, the Texas East team emerged victorious against Mississippi with a 9-5 win. They continued their winning streak the next day by defeating their Texas counterparts 5-2, securing a spot in the winner’s semifinal.

A player is stationed on the mound, delivering balls to the rival team during a Little League match.( Source : instagram )

In the Southwest Region bracket of the Little League World Series, Texas East managed to defeat Louisiana in the semi-final match, earning a place in the tournament final.

Remarkably, Texas East has not lost a single game in the competition so far. As a result, to win the title, Louisiana will have to defeat Texas twice.

Louisiana secured their spot in the finals by winning against Oklahoma with a close 8-7 victory on August 7 in the loser’s final.

The outcome of this competition will determine the Texas East Little League World Series team, and the victorious team will go on to represent the region in the Little League World Series (LLWS) held in Williamsport.

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Below is a detailed summary of the recent tournament schedule:

August 3, Thursday:

  • Game 1- Texas East beat Mississippi, 9-5
  • Game 2- Texas West beat Colorado, 10-1
  • Game 3- Louisiana beat New Mexico, 11-1
  • Game 4- Oklahoma beat Arkansas, 10-0

August 4, Friday:

  • Game 5-Mississippi beat Colorado, 11-1
  • Game 6- New Mexico beat Arkansas, 9-3
  • Game 7- Texas East beat Texas West, 5-2
  • Game 8- Louisiana beat Oklahoma, 5-1

August 5, Saturday:

  • Game 9- Oklahoma beat Mississippi, 5-4
  • Game 10- New Mexico beat Texas West, 8-1

August 6, Sunday:

  • Game 11- Oklahoma beat New Mexico, 9-1
  • Game 12-Texas East beat Louisiana, 3-0

August 7, Monday:

  • Game 13 -Louisiana beat Oklahoma, 8-7

August 8, Tuesday:

  • Game 14- Texas East beat Louisiana

Little League Texas East State Tournament

Little League Texas East State Tournament 2023 took place from July 15 to July 18. Rose Capital Little League was the host of the event, which was held at Faulkner Park, Tyler.

There were four teams in the tournament, all of which earned their spots by being victorious in their individual Section Tournaments. During the event, the teams competed in a double elimination format.

The following teams participated in the tournament:

  • Section 1 was won by Washington County
  • Section 2 was won by Groves National
  • Section 3 was won by Bellaire
  • Section 4 was won by Needville
Texas East
Bellaire emerged victorious in the Texas East Section 3 Tournament.( Source : facebook )

The competition began with Bellaire overcoming Groves National, and Needville triumphing over Washington County in the first day’s matches. Subsequently, Washington ousted Groves National by winning 10-5 over seven innings.

Additionally, Needville secured a spot in the state finals by defeating Bellaire, which resulted in Bellaire moving to the loser’s bracket.

Bellaire then competed against Washington and successfully removed them from the competition.

Unfortunately, Bellaire was unable to secure a victory against Needville in the final match.

Here are the outcomes of the regional competition:

Preliminary Round, July 15:

  • Bellaire beat Groves National with a score of 6-1.
  • Needville beat Washington County with a score of 10-5 in 7 innings.
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Semifinals Elimination Round, July 16:

  • Washington County beat Groves National with a score of 10-8 in 7 innings.

Winner’s Bracket Final, July 16:

  • Needville beat Bellaire with a score of 6-1.

Elimination Bracket Final, July 17:

  • Bellaire beat Washington County with a score of 8-3.

Championship Match, July 18:

  • Needville beat Bellaire with a score of 10-7.

Texas East Little League Districts

As of 2023, there are four districts in the Texas East Little League. Each district has a chief umpire and an administrator, and some even have an assistant.

Currently, the Texas East State Champion is Needville LL. They secured this title by defeating Bellaire LL with a score of 10-7 on July 18, 2023, at Faulkner Park. This win also gives them the opportunity to qualify for the LLWS.

The region is composed of eighteen districts, each having a varying number of teams. The teams within each district compete against one another to determine the district champion.

Texas East
A Little League baseball squad rejoiced following their victory over the rival team.( Source : instagram )

The East Texas region comprises several districts, each having specific teams associated with them:

District 10 includes:

  • Lufkin
  • Rose Capital East
  • Rose Capital West 

District 11 includes:

  • Northwest
  • Western Hills
  • Balcones

District 12 includes:

  • West End
  • Silsbee
  • Tyler County
  • South Tyler County
  • Kirbyville
  • Buna
  • Lumberton

District 13 includes:

  • Washington County
  • Columbus
  • Twin Cities
  • Burleson County
  • Grimes County
  • Bellville
  • LaGrange
  • Weimar
  • Lee County

District 14 includes:

  • NASA Area
  • Bayside Area
  • Texas City
  • Galveston
  • Dickinson
  • League City
  • Baytown
  • Santa Fe

District 15 includes:

  • Pearland
  • East End
  • Southeast
  • OFA

District 16 includes:

  • Post Oak
  • West University American
  • First Colony
  • West University National
  • Missouri City
  • Bellaire
  • Westbury

District 17 includes:

  • Barbers Hill
  • Channelview
  • North Shore
  • North Channel
  • Highlands
  • Sheldon
  • Pasadena
  • San Jacinto
  • Galena Park

District 18 includes:

  • Boling Newgulf youth
  • Brazos
  • Tidehaven
  • El Campo
  • West Columbia
  • East Bernard
  • Sweeny
  • Danbury Tri-Bayou
  • Bay City
  • Van Vleck
  • Palacios
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District 25 includes:

  • North Houston American
  • Heights Norhill
  • Northside National
  • Lindale
  • Parkwood

District 27 includes:

  • Victoria Northwest
  • Victoria Southwest
  • Victoria Northeast
  • Goliad
  • Kenedy
  • Karnes City
  • Falls City
  • Calhoun
  • Ganado
  • Industrial
  • Victoria Southeast
  • Edna

District 28 includes:

  • ORWALL American
  • Conroe
  • Tomball
  • ORWALL National

District 29 includes:

  • Woodsboro
  • Orange Grove
  • Beeville
  • Aransas Pass
  • Refugio
  • Banquete
  • Mathis
  • Woodsboro
  • Sinton
  • Rockport-Fulton
  • Odem
  • South Live Oak
  • North Bee County
  • Ingleside

District 30 includes:

  • Bastrop
  • Elgin

District 31 includes:

  • Cuero
  • Shiner
  • Gonzales
  • Hallettsville
  • Seguin
  • New Braunfels Red
  • Luling
  • Lockhart
  • Cuero
  • Canyon Lake
  • New Braunfels Blue
  • LaVernia

District 32 includes:

  • Port Neches
  • Vidor
  • Hamshire Fannett
  • Groves National
  • Bridge City
  • Orange Youth
  • Nederland

District 33 includes:

  • College Station
  • Madisonville
  • Bryan National
  • Bryan Harvey
  • Bryan United

District 36 includes:

  • Brazoswood
  • Alvin
  • Brazoria
  • Needville
  • Damon
  • Lamar
  • Rosenberg
  • Angleton
A pitcher expressing joy after successfully dismissing the rival player in a Little League match.( Source : instagram )

The champions from each district advance to the Section Tournament, there they compete against champions from other districts within their section.

Next, the victors from each section progress to the Texas East State Tournament, the champion of which moves on to the Southwest Region Tournament.

The Southwest Tournament includes teams that have advanced from various state competitions, including but not limited to, California, Louisiana, and Texas West.

At the district level, the event follows a double-elimination format. In certain districts, teams are split into two separate areas and compete independently.

The winners from each area then compete for the chance to represent their district at the Section Tournament. Any losses incurred in their respective areas are carried forward to the district finals.

Texas East
The Little League World Series is planned to commence on August 16, 2023. (Source : instagram )

Here is a list of the district winners for each section in 2023:

Section 1:

  • District 10: Lufkin
  • District 11: Northwest
  • District 13: Washington County
  • District 30: Bastrop
  • District 33: Bryan Harvey

Section 2:

  • District 12: West End
  • District 17: Barbers Hill
  • District 28: ORWALL American
  • District 32: Groves National

Section 3:

  • District 14: Dickinson
  • District 15: Pearland
  • District 16: Bellaire
  • District 25: Northside National

Section 4:

  • District 18: Sweeny
  • District 27: Ganado
  • District 29: Sinton
  • District 31: Hallettsville
  • District 36: Needville

Heights Norhill secured a victory in the District 25 tournament. However, they couldn’t assemble a complete squad for the subsequent Section tournament.

This led to the second-place team, Northside National, stepping in as the representative for District 25 at the Section 3 event.

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