The Bridge City Little League baseball and softball complex was the

site of championship caliber youth baseball in the 2008 Two-State

Sectional Tournament last week. Moving on to the next level is the BCLL

10-year old all-stars after defeating Jasper last Tuesday evening in

Bridge City.

The 10-year old all-stars are the only BCLL team to advance to play in the Texas East State Tournament in Tyler on Saturday. Teams must get through state and regional

tournaments to qualify for the Little League World Series this August.

The 10-year old boys defeated Jasper 5-3 Monday to play in Tuesday’s championship round. Logan New pitched five innings of shutout ball.

“Bridge City had a phenomenal all-star season fielding nine teams and reaching the championship game in all nine leagues,” said Jerry McInnis a director for the BCLL. “Bridge City is really becoming a powerhouse in Little League throughout the region.”

The Bridge City Little League 10-year old boy all stars ended the weekend 2-1 after falling to Jasper 12-8 last Friday, July 11. The team bounced back to defeat Channelview 11-2, Saturday. Sunday the boys in red downed Tomball  6-5 to advance to last Monday night’s playoff round.

The Bridge City Little League 11-year old All-Stars were defeated by Beaumont West End 13-6 in the opening round Friday. Bridge City came back to pound Channelview 15-5 and avenged their loss to Beaumont with a 10-4 victory.

In the 13-14 year-old junior division, Bridge City all stars lost round one to Beaumont West End 8-5 but came back to defeat Magnolia 19-6. In playoff action Sunday, Bridge City defeated Barbers Hill 12-9 to move on to the championship round to be held at Cardinal Field at 7:30 p.m. Bridge City will face Orwall for the championship.

Meanwhile the Bridge City girls have been on their own winning spree after winning the State Championship in 2007. The Bridge City girls travelled to Channelview in the softball sectional there. The 9-10 year-old softball all-stars defeated Sheldon 14-3 and 14-11. The major league girls defeated Sheldon 9-5 in Chanellview. Tonight the 9-10 year old girls faced Lumberton.

For Bridge City Rick Dearing and Mike Taylor coach the 10-year-olds and Wayne Scales and Matt Hubbard coach the junior league boys. The 9-10 year-old girls are coached by Frank Carpenter and the 11-12 year-old girls are coached by Troy DeRouen.

Bridge City had 905 children playing baseball and softball this season, with 79 teams.