Ozuna said when he took the gig that advancing then winning
playoff games was the highest priority for the team, and the
Cards have made serious strides during his first two years by
making the playoffs both times. Now they are looking to win
multiple playoff series back-to-back to and return to putting
what was once an indelible stamp on the high school baseball
blueprint in the state of Texas.
5. Can the Bellaire or West University LL Majors earn
a trip to Williamsport, Pa.?
Getting to the Little League World Series is always the ultimate
achievement for any Little Leaguer, and West University and
Bellaire are each striving to put together an All-District ballclub
that can do just that. Bellaire has won two Texas East District
16 championships in the past five years but was eliminated
at sectionals, while West University last won the District 16
championship in 2013.
For Bellaire, though, they have high hopes as this year’s
12-year-old group won the Texas East State Championship in
Tyler two years ago as 10-year-olds. Under Little League rules,
the state championship was as far as those 10-year-olds could
go, but now as Major 12s, if the Bellaire kids can duplicate that
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feat from 2018, they would advance to the Southwest Regionals
in Waco and stand just one round away from the Little League
World Series in the Keystone State. It has been exactly 20 years
since the Bellaire Little League last reached Williamsport, and
it would be nice to add the year 2020 to the water tower above
West University has never had an All-Star team make it all the
way to Williamsport, but as the old saying goes, there is a first
time for everything — and everyone is hoping that this summer
the Seniors or Intermediates or Juniors are playing for a world
championship, as well as the West University Major 12s.
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