The GT Demolition 13U Major Baseball team captured the Triple Crown Division I World Series championship by defeating the San Diego Cherokees 7-4 last Sunday in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

After going 2-1 and pool play losing only a one run ball game to a tough Northern California team, the Demolition went 7-1 the rest of the way to capture the crown. The “Demo” earned wins versus several Little League Word Series teams from a year ago. These include South Dakota and Chula Vista, Calif. There are only three players that represent Orange County. They include Payton Robertson (WO-S), Kyle Bergeron (BC) and Joseph Adams (BC).

The Demolition had an accumulative record of 45-17 for the 2012 season counting the World Series in Steamboat Springs, Colo. This is the second year in a row for this team to win their division of the World Series. Last year, the GT Demolition won their flight in the USSSA Global World Series in Gulf Shores, Ala. as 12 year olds. There they defeated the highly touted Georgia-Select Academy in the final.

After moving to the division 1 bracket, the “Demolition” acquired wins against teams from Kansas, Idaho, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Southern California. After falling to the San Diego Cherokees 4-3 in the double elimination quarter-final round, the Demolition fought back to win two games to face San Diego. Two wins were needed to capture the crown for Southeast Texas. The Demolition had great defense, timely hitting, good base running and sound pitching to capture the title.


Bottom Row (l-r), Assistant Coach Barry Barker, Tyler Baiunco (LC Barbe), Payton Robertson (WO-S), Jace Harrington (Kelly), Chase Kemp (Nederland), Joseph Adams (BC), Asst. Coach David Lejeune, Top Row (l-r), Logan Lejeune (PN-G), Connor Henry (Kelly), Nathan Vidrine (PN-G), Head Coach, Roderick Robertson, Joshua, Lamb (Kelly), Steven Landry (Lumberton), and Kyle Bergeron (BC).