Seven Wood County softball teams are active in state tournaments this week while several boys baseball teams are in action at district tournaments hoping to reach state finals throughout Texas.
In the 15 and Under softball, Quitman’s Killer Kleatz are heading to Stephenville for the state tournament after taking the district tournament held in Quitman last week. The Killer Kleatz had to fight off tough competition and some rainy weather, but they survived. The state tournament in Stephenville is one of the state’s largest softball events with 20 teams qualifying to compete.
Other county softball teams headed for state are the 12U Mineola Ball Hogs and the Alba Uproar. They will play in Denison in a 14-team affair. The Alba Heat in the 10U division is headed to Mildred, just outside of Corsicana, to compete in a big 20-team tournament.
Two county teams will be in Emory for the 8U state tournament where they will compete against 12 other teams from around Texas. Those teams are the Alba Killer Kleatz and the Mineola Jackets. Rounding out Wood County state hopefuls are the 6U Alba Showtime who will be one of 18 teams playing in Axtell which is near Waco.
Boys teams in district action this week will be the Quitman Knights and the Mineola Indians who will play in the 14U tournament at Mineola with the district champion heading to Groesbeck for state. The 12U tournament will be held in Emory with the Quitman Giants and Mineola Aces taking the field hoping to get a ticket to the state finals in Brownwood.
Quitman will host the 10U district tournament with Wood County represented by Mineola Rangers and the Alba Rangers with the winner heading to Copperas Cove in a 14 team state final. In the 8U district tournament, the Alba Crushers, Mineola Stingers and Mineola Wrecking Ballz will compete. The 8U district tourney will be at Mineola and the state tournament will be played in Buffalo with first and second place teams from the district qualifying.
The 6U district tournament is in Emory and the state finals will be in Belton. The top two finishers in the district tournament will be in the state tournament with 15 other teams.