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Levelland Lobo 12U All-Stars Claim Second at Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament

June 27, 2022

Levelland hosted the 2022 Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament for 10U and 12U over the weekend and after fighting their way back from the consolation bracket, the Lobos forced a second game with Andrews on Sunday night and took runner-up in the field of nine.

The Levelland Lobos would be beaten in the opening round on Thursday seven-to-five in eight innings by Lamesa and spent the rest of the tournament in battle back mode.

The Lobos would take an 11-to-nothing win over Sudan on Friday afternoon and came back to beat Plainview on Saturday 15-to-eight.

That would set a rematch for Levelland with Lamesa on Saturday evening and the Lobos answered the call with a three-to-two win to advance them to championship Saturday.

The deed wasn’t quite done as they would need a win Sunday afternoon to get into the championship game and behind five innings of work by Brayden Pharis and one run allowed from the mound, Levelland defeated Denver City five-to-three to head for the championship games.

Yes, games.

Levelland would need to defeat Andrews in the opener to force a second and the Lobos did just that.

Mark Campos would drive in three, Ian Rivera hit a two-run homerun and the Levelland would defeated Andrews eight-to-seven and force a second and championship deciding game.

While the Lobos battled back all weekend, they ran out of steam in the 17th game of the tournament and Andrews would take the title in a 10-to-one win in the night cap put the Lobos as the runner up in the field.

Despite finishing second, the Lobos still advance to the 2022 12U Cal Ripken Southwest Regional Tournament. That tournament will be played in Eagle Pass Texas with teams reporting on July 7th and games beginning on the 8th.

The team includes Joeseph Vargas, Sebastian Bordayo, Brayden Pharis, Adrianna Vargas, Atticux Cardona, Kayden Cuellar, Jacobi Cuellar, Riot Timmons, Bentley Vivanco, Ulises Mendias, Braylon Del Campo, Jessiah Garcia, Ian Rivera, Mark Campos and Riot Timmons.

The head coach is DJ Rivera and he is assisted by Michael Wiiest, Danny Rivera, Joe Timmons, Rosendo DelCampo, and Teddy Vargas.

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