The 2017 Triple Crown World Series in Steamboat Springs, Colo., certainly has delivered on its anticipated high level of baseball to round out a competitive summer. The 11u and 13U DI brackets come to their respective conclusions on Sunday with highly anticipated matchups across the board.
Over in the 11u championship bracket, a 9-2 victory over Dallas Tigers-Bergman earned the Oklahoma Mudcats a spot in the final. It was the first loss of the tournament for the Tigers, dropping them down into the loser’s bracket where they’ll await the winner of the Utah Grays and KC Dirt Dogs. Whoever climbs out to face the Mudcats will needed two victories, starting at 11:30 on Klumker Field at Howelsen Hill, over Oklahoma to claim the title on Sunday.
In the Christie Peak bracket, Kings Baseball Black slipped by the Houston Pioneers, 5-4, to advance to the championships. The Pioneers, looking for a rematch, will have to win a loser’s bracket semifinal over the winner of Phenom Texas and the SoCal Bombers. Slated for 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the title match can be found at the North Field at Ski Town.
Rounding out the 11u division, Montebello Mayhem have scored a combined 22 runs in its last two games, securing a spot in the Yampa Valley bracket championship. The Colorado Outlaws will welcome the winner of the Fast .45’s and the Roaring Fork Dragons with the victor taking on the Mayhem later Sunday afternoon. The championship game is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on the South Field at Ski Town.
Check out the 11u brackets (HERE)
Team Colorado-Altitude has proven themselves kings of the 13u Championship bracket so far. Altitude claimed its spot in the title game via a 7-2 win over in-state rival Colorado Naturals and a 17-2 semifinal effort against the Saddleback Cowboys. The Cowboys, hoping for a rematch against Team Colorado, will face the winner between Millard Elite and River Bandits early Sunday morning. The championship matchup is set for noon on Adams Field at Howelsen Hill.
Scoring double digit totals in each of its last two games, the Menifee Yard Dogs have claimed a spot in the Christie Peak bracket championship. They’ll face the winner of the Lubbock Raiders and either Baseball West Coast or South Bay Hustle. The two championship teams will go toe-to-toe at noon on Simillion Field at Howelsen Hill.
Coming away with a win in a 16-15 slugfest, the Utah Horns have secured the right to play for the 13u Yampa Valley Bracket championship. Team No Fear awaits a 9:45 a.m Sunday morning game against the Evoshield Canes or the Saddleback Cowboys-Grey. Slated for noon, the championship game can be found on Vanatta Field at Howelsen Hill.
Check out the 13u brackets (HERE)