Saturday, June 28, 2008

State Tournament this weekend

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8U - AA Schedule

June 28th
- After winning both games Friday the Crawdads are the 9 seed going into Sunday.
Game time is 10:30 am - Field 6 vs the Texas Fine Line
Uniforms: White jersey, Grey pants, red socks & red belt & a winning attitude!

June 27th
Game 1 - Crawdads 5 vs Banditos Gold 2
Game 2 -
Crawdads 11 vs Deer Park Krush 6

June 24th
The Crawdads will play in the 8UAA South Zone State Tournament this weekend, June 27-30th. All games will be played in Humble at the Lindsey Lyons Sports Complex Park near 59 and Beltway 8.

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The schedules are due out tomorrow (Wednesday). Stay tuned for more info regarding game times & uniforms.

The boys have been practicing hard and are ready to play ball.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

CFSA Mid-Summer Classic June 14th & 15th

Update June 15th
For the 2nd straight day, the Crawdads score big early and then surrender too many runs in the final inning. The Crawdads led the Sienna Storm in the top of the 3rd 9-0 and then the wheels fell off. The Storm scored 6 in the bottom of the 3rd and then added 4 in the bottom of the 6th as the Storm rallied to end the game with their last at bat.

Congrats to the Humble Bulldogs who took 1st place in the tournament this weekend!

Update June 14th

The Crawdads won one and lost one in pool play and are the 6th seed going into Sunday.

Saturday, June 14th
Game 1 - Crawdads 16 vs Texas Marshalls 8
Game 2 - Humble Bulldogs 12 - Crawdads 10

Sunday, June 15th
Game 1 - Sienna Storm 10 - Crawdads 9

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Crawdads 8U Kid Pitch

8U Kid Pitch Mini Season Results:
Game 1: Crawdads 13 - JV Express 3
Game 2: Crawdads 9 - TX Venom 4
Game 3: Drillers 3 - Crawdads 2
Game 4: Angels 3 - Crawdads 2
Game 5: Crawdads 13 - Crusaders 0

June 10, 2008
After a long night of shoe tying and about 50 missed throws from the opposing team's catchers to pitchers, the Crawdads prevailed 10-0 against the Cypress Crusaders II. The Crawdads strong pitching continued with a combined shutout. Excellent job boys! Good luck with 9U kid pitch next season. Now back to coach pitch to see if we can bring home some more trophies.

June 04, 2008
Another tough game for the Crawdads tonight as they fall 3-2 to the Angels. Once again, pitching and defense was right on. Brendan, RJ, Jacob and Colton all did a great job from the mound. The game was tied 1-1 going into the 6th. The Angels scored 2 in the top of the the inning to take a 3-2 lead. Then in the bottom of the inning, the Crawdads pulled within a run as Dylan led off with a double and Brendan reached on a nice shot up the middle knocking Dylan to3rd and Brendan snuck into 2nd. Then Kelly put the ball into play and picked up a sacrifice RBI when Dylan scored. Brendan was held to second base when Chris shot was hauled in by the 1st baseman. Then Brendan advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch and the tying run was in scoring position. Jake batted the ball back to the pitcher and the Angels closed out the win.

The defense was very good with Colton and Chris hauling in some nice pop ups in the outfield to help keep the game close. The boys looked good at the plate but the Angels pitching was strong enough to keep us off of the base path tonight.

May 28, 2008
The Crawdads pitching was spectacular tonight with Jacob and Kelly holding the Drillers to a shutout through 4 innings. The Crawdads led 2-0 going into the 5th in a battle between the pitchers. Then in the bottom of the 5th, the Drillers put some hits together and scored 3 runs to take a 3-2 lead. Dylan pitched well in the 5th and was able to close out the inning. However, the game was called due to heavy rain before the Crawdads had a chance to bat in the 6th.

May 27, 2008
The Crawdads continued to play well tonight defeating the Texas Venom by a score of 11-4 in the 2nd game of the kid pitch season. The pitching rotation this game was Brendan, Chris, Colton and Scotty. They all did a terrific job on the mound. Chris almost put one out of the park and ended up with a ground rule double (video below).

May 22, 2008
The Crawdads were victorious in the 1st game of the kid pitch season Thursday, May 22nd 13- 3 against the JV Express. The boys did an awesome job pitching, fielding and hitting. Jacob, Kelly, Dylan, RJ & Richard all pitched in the opening game.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Crawdads are Runners-Up in Katy NIT Last Chance Qualifier

The Houston Crawdads finished in 2nd place in 8U Division of the Katy NIT Last Chance Qualifier this weekend. The Crawdads played the Katy Stars in the semi finals and won 8-5 to advance to the finals. In the championship game, the big bats of the Spring Branch Mustangs were too much as the Mustangs won 13 - 5. The Mustangs big hitters Zander and Miller both hit long 3 run homers to help propel their team to 1st place.

Game 1: Crawdads 13 - Kingwood Mustangs 3

Game 2: Crawdads 13 - Katy Freeway Blaze 1

Game 3: Crawdads 8 - Katy Stars 5

Game 4: Spring Branch Mustangs 13 - Crawdads 5

Thanks to Haden Ritchie from the Fairfield-Cypress Mudcats for filling in for the team this weekend.

Saturday, June 7th - The Crawdads won both pool games and are the top seed heading into Championship play on Sunday.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Remaining 2008-8U AA Coach Pitch Tournaments

June 6-8.........Katy - NIT Last Chance Qualifier
Katy Pony Fields (Katy, TX)

June 12-15......CFSA Mid-Summer Classic IV
Queenston Complex (

June 27 - 30...8U AA South Zone State Tournament
Lindsey Lyons Sports Complex (Humble, TX)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Crawdads win 8U AA Division in Sam Bass - Harry Hildebrand Tournament

The Houston Crawdads are the 8U AA Champions of the Harry Hildebrand Classic Tournament held May 17th & 18th in Round Rock (Austin), TX.

The Crawdads go unbeaten with a 5-0 record to win the 8U AA Division. The games were tough and there were a couple of come from behind wins in the last inning. WAY TO GO BOYS!

Click here for entire schedule & results

Sunday's results
Game 1, Crawdads 6 - Brick City Outlaws 5
Game 2, Crawdads 16 - New Braunfels Thunder 6
Game 3, Crawdads 11 - Austin Rough Riders 8

Saturday's results
Game 1, Crawdads 11 - Brick City Outlaws 1
Game 2, Crawdads 9 - Centex Cubs 8

The Houston Crawdads won both pool games Saturday
, and are the 2nd seed going into Championship play on Sunday.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

CFSA Spring 2008 Playoffs

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May 13th
The JV Express rallied late to overtake the Crawdads by a final score of 11-9. The game appreared to be in hand as the Crawdads were on top 9-2 going into the 4th. But once again too many errors led to a bunch of unearned runs by the Express. Good luck to all the teams remaining in the playoffs.

May 9th
The Crawdads fell to the Angels 2-12. Our boys move down to the losers bracket and face the JV Express with the loser going home and the winner playing again Wednesday night.

April 21st
The Houston Crawdads defeated the Tx Barracudas Black 14-7 in the first game of the CFSA playoffs. Way to go boys!