After Church, the first thing I did before I shut down all the music, lights and more was Look at KTRE for headlines! I have several sources… Jeff and Heather Buchanan… whose son plays on the team posted….
“The Thundering 13 of the Southwest did it again…beating a very good team from New England 6-3!! Be still my heart!!
They are now in the SEMI-FINALS of the Little League World Series!!! Next game is Wednesday at 6:30pm central/7:30pm Eastern on ESPN!!!!
Surreal is an understatement!! It was so great to get to spend some time with our sweet #21 after the game!! 💜💜💜 #lukinatwilliamsport #thundering13ofsw #llbws
August 23: Lufkin will face North Carolina on Wednesday.
- Canada vs. Japan | 2 p.m. cdt | ESPN | Watch ESPN | Game 23
- Texas vs. North Carolina | 6:30p.m. cdt | ESPN | Watch ESPN | Game 24
KTRE Reports from WILLIAMSPORT, PA — The Thundering 13 won 6-3 over Connecticut, “Lufkin will now face the winner of North Carolina and California, who play at 2 p.m. EDT.”
From The Patch Houston, The Lufkin All-Stars make their first trip to the Little League World Series, defeating Little League teams from Texas, Colorado and Louisiana earlier this month in tournament play to advance to the World Series tournament in Williamsport, Pa.
Bud Maddux, Manager of the Southwest All-Star team, told Patch the boys are excited about the chance to play in what is often a once in a lifetime tournament. “It’s a lot of hard work, a lot of practice…We’re here,” he said.
Maddux said the team is mentally ready to play, and it was the close win against the San Antonio’s McAllister Park All-Stars that really helped prepare the Lufkin squad.
“We always feel like we can win, because we’ve worked hard and prepared,” Maddux told Patch. “The McAllister team has a good baseball team, and we respect the heck out of them. You can do all the thinking your want, but you have to do the playing on the field, and that’s they did, and we came out on top.”