8-10 year old Division
Greater Helotes Little League 8-10 softball team earned the Sectional Championship last weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas. In the first match, Greater Helotes defeated Pearsall 7 to 0. In the championship game, GHLL squared off against Eagle Pass. In a decisive win, GHLL defeated Eagle Pass 12 to 0. This win advanced GHLL to the Texas West State Championship in Abilene, Texas.
GHLL will face West Brownsville at 8pm on Saturday, July 15. The winner will advance to the semi-finals to be played Sunday, July 16 at 8pm. The loser will play in the bottom bracket on Sunday, July 16 at 6:30pm.
The final game will be against the winner of the semi-final match up and the winner of the elimination bracket. This game is scheduled to be Tuesday, July 18 at 9am. The State level is the last set of games the 8-10-year-old division will be allowed to play.
Little League Softball division
Greater Helotes Little League softball is returning to the Texas West Championship on Saturday, July 15. Last year, the GHLL team breezed through the State tournament to advance to the Regional and eventual World Series Championship game.
The team advanced undefeated through the sectional tournament last weekend in Eagle Pass. GHLL first defeated Eagle Pass in the first game, dispatched Charlotte-Natalia 10-0 and defeated Eagle Pass in a rematch 9-5 to win the championship and punch the ticket to Abilene.
GHLL will face Idalou on Saturday at 8 pm. If the team wins it advances to the semifinals and if the team loses it falls to the elimination bracket.
Semifinals will be played Sunday, July 16 at 7:30pm.
The first elimination game will be held on Sunday, July 16 at 8pm. The winner will advance to second elimination game to determine who will play in the finals of the tournament. This game is scheduled for Monday, July 17 at 8pm.
The final game will be held on Tuesday, July 18 at 11:30am. The winner of the final game will advance to the regional tournament to be held in Waco, Texas.
Greater Helotes Little League battled back from one loss to take the sectional tournament championship last week. At least four of the team members played on the World Series Championship team from last year.
In the sectional tournament, GHLL defeated Eagle Pass in the first game, Fredericksburg defeated the team in semi-final game sending the team into the elimination bracket.
Greater Helotes faced Eagle Pass in the elimination bracket, and defeated them 11 to 3. The win sent the team into the final game against Fredericksburg. GHLL defeated Fredericksburg 8 to 3 setting up a play back game against Fredericksburg. GHLL defeated Fredericksburg 3 to 2 in the playback game to advance to the sectional tournament.
Greater Helotes will face Lockney on Saturday, July 15 at 8pm. If the team wins they will advance to the semifinals. A loss will send the team to the elimination bracket.
The semifinal game will be on Sunday, July 16 at 5:30pm.
The elimination game will be Sunday, July 16 at 8pm.
The final game will be held on Tuesday, July 18, at 9:30am.
The Texas West State Champion will advance to the regional tournament held in Waco, Texas.