The Banditos Black went into the very competitive USSSA Governor Games hoping to compete even though they faced great odds with having only 8 players and a 10 year old pick up player. The 9 boys played with unbelievable drive and with a “No Quit” attitude. The pitching and defense was outstanding and only allowed 5 runs in the first 4 games, 13 runs total in 6 games and the timely hitting produced 45 runs. As they entered Sunday as the #1 seed, the boys had to dig deep by playing back, to back, to back, to back games. Their gas tanks were getting empty by the second to last inning in the championship game but they had just enough left to cross the finish line. The character of this team really shined this past weekend and to overcome such great odds was a feat that was both impressive and unimaginable.


Weekend Highlights

Tristan Whitehead – 8 singles, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBI’s, 11 runs scored

Weston Dean – 3 singles, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 RBI’s, 8 runs scored

Cameron Moore – 6 singles, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 7 RBI’s, 6 runs scored

Carter Gorling – 8 singles, 2 RBI’s, 3 runs scored

Mateo Lamas – 2 singles, 2 RBI’s

Ty Sexton – 3 singles, 1 double, 3 RBI’s, 5 runs scored

Anthony Giannette – 2 singles, 1 HR, 3 RBI’s, 4 runs scored

Kole Tauzin – 2 singles, 1 double, 4 runs scored

Xavier Arias – 3 singles, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 4 RBI’s, 4 runs scored


Sunday Pitching

Ty Sexton and Tristan Whitehead combined for a 5 hit/6 k victory in the championship game

Anthony Giannette won the semi-final game allowing 6 hits with 3 ks

Carter Gorling threw a complete game in the 2nd game on Sunday allowing 2 hits with 3 ks

Kole Tauzin won the 1st game on Sunday throwing 85% strikes in a 50 pitch outing allowing only 1 hit with 5 ks


Saturday Pitching

Kole Tauzin and Mateo Lamas combined for a 3 hit/6k win in the 1st game

Ty Sexton and Tristan Whitehead combined for a 1 hit/4k shutout in the 2nd game


Saturday Scores

Banditos Black 10             Crescent City 1

Banditos Black 8                Rustin Reds 0


Sunday Scores

Banditos Black 4                Lynx 1

Banditos Black 11             Louisiana Crusaders 3

Banditos Black 6                Panama Mutiny Elite 4 (Semi-finals)

Banditos Black 6                Louisiana Bounty Hunters 4 (Championship)


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