Round Rock, Texas – June 23, 2013 – In a rematch that saw back-to-back home runs from MC Elite Gold and a solo-shot by the Oklahoma Athletics – Childers in the same inning, the 16U gold bracket champion was decided by just one run.
After a valiant comeback in the bottom of the seventh by MC Elite Gold, the Oklahoma Athletics (pictured right) got the final out, sealing the 7-6 victory and earning the trophy as the NFCA Round Rock Top Recruit Tournament 16U Gold Champions.
The Athletics defeated the TX Bombers STX 8-7, Saturday night to advance to the Sunday championship game. MC Elite Gold took down the Oklahoma Twisters 16U, 2-1, to reach the championship.
This was the second matchup of MC Elite Gold and the Oklahoma Athletics – Childers as the two teams faced off in pool AA before bracket play began. In that contest MC Elite Gold got the better of the Oklahoma Athletics – Childers also by a score of 7-6.
In the 18U gold bracket, the Dallas Tigers 18U Gold – Hernandez (pictured, orange) defeated the Oklahoma Athletics 18U in a close matchup, 6-5, to earn the gold bracket championship honors.
The Tigers defeated the LA Maniax, 2-1, Saturday night to reach the championship game, while the Athletics defeated South Texas Kaos 8-0 to advance and face the Tigers.
Other winners on the day included:
16U Gold Bracket
Championship Game – Oklahoma Athletics – Childers 7, MC Elite Gold 6
Consolation Games - Oklahoma Attack 7, Texas Freeze Whittington 6; Texas Blaze Bonola 8, Texas Blaze Red 6
16U Silver Bracket
Championship – Texas Pride Sattler 11, Tri-County X-Plosion 7
Consolation Games - Texas Stix – Escamilla 6, Out of Control 2; Alliance 16U 12, MLAB Lightning 5
18U Gold Bracket
Championship Game – Dallas Tigers – Hernandez 6, Oklahoma Athletics Gold 5
Consolation Games – Texas Blaze 18U 7, Texas Stix Silver 0; TX Misfits 7, Texas Blaze Gold – Slimp 0
18U Silver Bracket
Championship – Team TFS Texas 3, Groove 18U 2
Consolation Games – Texas Force – Shahan 7, Texas RBI Elite 2; North Texas Zoom 10, RGV Thunder Gold 3
18U Bronze Bracket
Championship – Texas Challengers Gold 7, Texas Terror 18U 2
Consolation Games – Oklahoma Machine Gold 15, Texas Reign 3; Texas Attitude 8, Texas Crossfire 7
18U Copper Bracket
Championship – Texas Nitro (pictured) 8, Texas Impact 3
Consolation Game – Texas Lightning Gold 3, Starz Gold 2
Final scores of all games throughout the NFCA Round Rock Top Recruit Tournament can be found here.