UT Not Only Texas Team in Omaha
The University of Texas Longhorns weren't the only Texas team in Omaha, Nebraska last week who were playing for a championship. 12U Action Baseball Club out of Georgetown left Texas on June 17 in search of a Triple Crown 12U National Championship in Omaha and they found it!
After going 2 and 1 in pool play, Action began putting it all together one game at a time. By Sunday evening, Action had a 6-1 record for the tournament and had won a National Championship, outscoring their opponents 55 to 6 and allowing only one run in four elimination games.
Lexington Middle School student Derek Dane is a member of Action. He plays first base, third base, left and right field and also pitches. Individually for this tournament, Derek had a .500 batting average, with a two-run homer to start elimination play. He had a .533 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging percentage. In pitching, Derek allowed one hit, one walk and no runs.
Three of the players on the Action team, Derek Dane, Taylor Barksdale and TJ Raguse, have been picked up by other teams to reinforce their lineup and will be playing in Cooperstown, New York in July.