KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com Sports - Little League Sports - Little League en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:10:41 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Parade to Welcome Home Universal Little League http://www.kristv.com/news/parade-to-welcome-home-universal-little-league/ http://www.kristv.com/news/parade-to-welcome-home-universal-little-league/ Sports - Little League Wed, 21 Aug 2013 2:20:39 PM Parade to Welcome Home Universal Little League

CORPUS CHRISTI - The City of Corpus Christi will welcome home the players and coaches of Universal Little League next Tuesday with a short parade along the bayfront.

The final members of the team are expected to return home next week from Williamsport Pennsylvania, site of the Little League World Series.

The team lost both of their main tournament games, but closed their appearance with a victory over Australia in a consolation game.

The parade starts 7pm Tuesday, August 27th along Shoreline Boulevard from Cooper's Alley to Park Avenue.

Parade Route for Universal Little League


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Universal Wins Consolation Game at Little League World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-wins-consolation-game-at-little-league-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-wins-consolation-game-at-little-league-world-series/ Sports - Little League Mon, 19 Aug 2013 1:10:35 PM Universal Wins Consolation Game at Little League World Series

CORPUS CHRISTI - Congratulations to the Universal All-Stars (Southwest) for their 5-2 win over Australia in a consolation game for the Little League World Series in Williamsport Pennsylvania.

The first team from Corpus Christi was eliminated from the main bracket of competition with dual losses last week.

The first game against a team from Washington state ended in an 8-4 loss. On Saturday, Universal fell in their second game 10-2 against a team from Tennessee.


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Universal (Southwest) Falls 10-2 in Elimination Game vs Southeast http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-southwest-falls-10-2-in-elimination-game-vs-southeast/ http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-southwest-falls-10-2-in-elimination-game-vs-southeast/ Sports - Little League Sat, 17 Aug 2013 6:00:16 PM Drew Collins - dcollins@kristv.com Universal (Southwest) Falls 10-2 in Elimination Game vs Southeast

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Universal All Stars were eliminated from Little League World Series contention with a 10-2 loss at the hands of Nashville, TN on Saturday afternoon at a sold out Lamade Stadium. The announced attendance: 19,300.

Universal's (Southwest) second defeat of the World Series came in what was a tight ballgame early on. The game was scoreless into the fourth inning until Southeast put three runs on the board in the top of the frame.

Nashville extended it's lead to 6-0 before Universal could get on the board when Jito Sosa scored on a wild pitch, making it 6-1. Southeast added a grand slam in the final inning to take a 10-1 advantage. Jared Cruz's solo homer in the bottom of the sixth made it a final of 10-2.

Universal (Southwest) will play one more game in Williamsport -- a consolation game vs Australia on Monday.

 


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Williamsport is Little League Baseball Heaven http://www.kristv.com/news/williamsport-is-little-league-baseball-heaven/ http://www.kristv.com/news/williamsport-is-little-league-baseball-heaven/ Sports - Little League Fri, 16 Aug 2013 5:21:57 PM Drew Collins - dcollins@kristv.com Williamsport is Little League Baseball Heaven

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - The Universal All Stars are proudly representing Corpus Christi in the Little League World Series at the ballparks of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Since the team has a day of relative rest before their second game, we tasked Drew Collins with providing a tour of the town that hosts the big games every year.

Don't get jealous, but Drew and the team members are complaining about needing to wear jackets in the morning due the chill of mid-August in the hills of Pennsylvania.

But overall they all feel like they're in baseball heaven in the small town where Little League Baseball was founded as 3-team league in 1939.

The Universal All Stars face a must-win game Saturday against a team from Nashville. Both are expected to fight hard for a win, otherwise, the loser is heading home from the double elimination tournament.

Drew's trip to Pennsyvlania is made possible by the Mattress Firm.

 


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Universal Team Determined to Avoid Elimination from World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-team-determined-to-avoid-elimination-from-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-team-determined-to-avoid-elimination-from-world-series/ Sports - Little League Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:51:35 PM Drew Collins - dcollins@kristv.com Universal Team Determined to Avoid Elimination from World Series

CORPUS CHRISTI - It's day 2 of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Universal All Stars, representing the U.S. Southwest Division, are not playing today as they await their second game in the double-elimination tournament.

The first team to represent Corpus Christi is coming off a tough loss to a team from Washington state yesterday. The Northwest team came out on top with an 8-4 win.

The Universal team will practice this afternoon at 2 p.m. The coach tells us the most important thing for him is that the players get some time with their families who traveled with the team.

They'll face a team from Nashville, Tennessee representing the U.S. Southeastern Division.

We'll have more from Williamsport on the team's afternoon practice and how they're handling yesterday's loss.

If Universal is victorious in Saturday's game, they'll move on to a third game Monday against another U.S. team. That matchup will be decided by games this afternoon.

Click here for the Little League World Series bracket 

 


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Universal Falls 8-4 in First Game of Little League World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-falls-8-4-in-first-game-of-little-league-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-falls-8-4-in-first-game-of-little-league-world-series/ Sports - Little League Thu, 15 Aug 2013 4:15:47 PM Ben Lloyd - blloyd@kristv.com Universal Falls 8-4 in First Game of Little League World Series

PENNSYLVANIA - The first Corpus Christi team to make it to the Little League World Series ran into some trouble in the first inning as the team from Washington jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead.

The Universal Little League All Stars, representing the Southwest, held on to score 4 runs when a relief pitcher for Washington ran into some trouble.

Washington came back strong in the top of the 6th to double up the score to 8-4. Universal was able to get one runner on base in the bottom of the 6th, but that's it.

The boys from Corpus Christi will have another shot on Saturday afternoon in the double elimination tournament. They'll face the loser of the Southeast vs New England game being played this evening.

Our Drew Collins is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the game. We'll have all the highlights and post game interviews from the players coming up tonight on KRIS 6 News and Action 10 News.

A big thank you to Mattress Firm for making Drew's trip to the Little League World Series happen.

 


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Universal Holding Their Own in Little League World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-holding-their-own-in-little-league-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-holding-their-own-in-little-league-world-series/ Sports - Little League Thu, 15 Aug 2013 3:23:12 PM Universal Holding Their Own in Little League World Series

PENNSYLVANIA - The first Corpus Christi team to make it to the Little League World Series ran into some trouble in the first inning as the team from Washington jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead.

The Universal Little League All Stars, representing the Southwest, held on and now trail 5-4 in the top of the 5th. The team from Washington ran into some trouble with a relief pitcher which allowed Universal to advance runners with solid hitting and walks.

The lead was double by the top of the 6th with Washington taking the game 8-4.

Our Drew Collins is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the game. We'll have all the highlights and post game interviews from the players coming up tonight on KRIS 6 News and Action 10 News.

A big thank you to Mattress Firm for making Drew's trip to the Little League World Series happen.

 


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First Pitch This Afternoon in Little League World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/first-pitch-this-afternoon-in-little-league-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/first-pitch-this-afternoon-in-little-league-world-series/ Sports - Little League Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:48:53 PM Drew Collins - dcollins@kristv.com First Pitch This Afternoon in Little League World Series

CORPUS CHRISTI - The first pitch in the Universal Little League All Stars debut at the World Series will be thrown around 2 p.m. Today. They're the first team from Corpus Christi to make it all the way to the Little League World Series. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN.

Our own Drew Collins is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania as the local team, representing the Southwest, prepares to take on a team from Washington, representing the Northwest.

This morning, all the teams paraded around the field for the opening ceremony. Players from all over the world are represented at the event.

We'll keep you updated with game highlights, post game interviews and a behind the scenes look the games.

If our team wins or loses today, they'll still play again over the weekend in the double elimination tournament.

 


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Universal All Stars Ready for First Game at Little League World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-all-stars-ready-for-first-game-at-little-league-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-all-stars-ready-for-first-game-at-little-league-world-series/ Sports - Little League Wed, 14 Aug 2013 9:50:00 PM Drew Collins - dcollins@kristv.com Universal All Stars Ready for First Game at Little League World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - The Universal All Stars just want to play baseball. It's been an incredible experience that they will never forget, and the boys have yet to play a ballgame in Williamsport, PA.

Team bats, batting gloves, cleats, uniforms, media interviews, parades -- hanging out with teams from Japan, Australia and Latin America -- those are just some of the incredible moments Universal has experienced in their first few days at the Little League World Series. And there are plenty more to come.

As second baseman RJ Cortez put it: "excited, pumped up, ready for the game tomorrow."

The boys are ready to take on Samammish, WA (the Northwest representative) in the first game of the United States bracket.

"We're nervous and excited because it's the first game of the United States," left fielder Juan Jasso said.

Coach Randy Ramirez has been preaching to the kids all week -- one game at a time -- and it's just baseball. The kids are relaying that same message.

"Just play your heart out from first pitch to last pitch," third baseman Jesus Ortiz said. "We're trying to win our first game and not worry about any other games, just that one."

That one -- is set for Thursday at 2pm central time against the Northwest. Universal (Southwest) will play again on Saturday or Sunday, depending on the outcome of game one.


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Universal Little League All Stars Gear Up for World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-little-league-all-stars-gear-up-for-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-little-league-all-stars-gear-up-for-world-series/ Sports - Little League Wed, 14 Aug 2013 5:39:19 PM Universal Little League All Stars Gear Up for World Series

CORPUS CHRISTI - The boys of the Universal Little League All Stars are gearing up for their first appearance in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Our Drew Collins is in town to get a behind the scenes look at how the players and their families are enjoying the trip to the big show of little league baseball.

The team spent the day practicing for tomorrow's game against a team from Washington state. The Universal Little League All Stars are the first Corpus Christi team to ever to make it to the world series.

They proved to be good enough to compete at the top level with their 10-0 victory last week in the Southwest Regional title game.

Their first game on Thursday starts at 2pm (Central). ESPN will carry the game live.

If they pick up a win, the All Stars will play again Sunday at 1 p.m. But if they lose, they'll play again Saturday at 2 p.m. It's all part of the plan in the double elimination tournament.

If the All Stars make it all the way to the international championship game, they'll play it a week from this Sunday on August 25th.

Let's hope that happens. Good luck to the Universal Little League All Stars!

 


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Universal Little League Prepares for World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-little-league-prepares-for-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-little-league-prepares-for-world-series/ Sports - Little League Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:50:04 PM Universal Little League Prepares for World Series

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Universal Little League All Stars are in Williamsport, Pennsylvania preparing for their first game in the Little League World Series. Today, they're getting in some practice.

Our Drew Collins is in town for the tournament. He'll bring us reports on how things are working out for the team and their families as they enjoy the spotlight on little league baseball.

The first team from Corpus Christi to make it to the tournament will face off with a team from Sammamish, Washington at 2 p.m. Thursday. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN.

The tournament is not a 'one and done' affair. The winners and losers of the first games in the tournament advance to other matchups that could put them back on the road to the semifinals.


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Universal All-Star Parents Raise Enough Money To Get To The World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-all-star-parents-raise-enough-money-to-get-to-the-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-all-star-parents-raise-enough-money-to-get-to-the-world-series/ Sports - Little League Sun, 11 Aug 2013 9:08:41 PM Caroline Flores - cflores@kristv.com CORPUS CHRISTI - It looks like the Universal Little League parents will make it to watch the team play in the World Series.

Fundraisers were held over the past several days. Donations have poured in from residents, businesses and even local baseball teams. Today's fundraiser raked in more than $12,000.

The team is in Pennsylvania for the World Series which starts Thursday. The kid's travel expenses are covered but not the parents... until now. They say they've exceeded their goal of $30,000. Enough to book 12 hotel rooms.

 


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Community Rallies Around Universal Little League Allstars http://www.kristv.com/news/community-rallies-around-universal-little-league-allstars/ http://www.kristv.com/news/community-rallies-around-universal-little-league-allstars/ Sports - Little League Sat, 10 Aug 2013 6:34:19 PM Community Rallies Around Universal Little League Allstars

CORPUS CHRISTI - The community continues to rally around the Universal Little League Allstars. Today, folks stood in front of King Highschool, collecting donations for the team.

They're trying to raise enough money to pay for the parents to attend the World Series, which stars Thursday in Pennsylvania. They're goal is $30,000 and, thanks to a $15,000 donation from H.E.B., the team is well on they're way to getting that goal.

 


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HEB Donates $15,000 To Universal Little League Families http://www.kristv.com/news/heb-donates-15-000-to-universal-little-league-families/ http://www.kristv.com/news/heb-donates-15-000-to-universal-little-league-families/ Sports - Little League Fri, 9 Aug 2013 11:05:28 PM Bart Bedsole - bbedsole@kristv.com HEB Donates $15,000 To Universal Little League Families

CORPUS CHRISTI - HEB announced late Friday evening that it will donate $15,000 to help send the families of the Universal Little League All Stars to be with the players at the World Series in Pennsylvania.

It's the latest in a series of community efforts by individuals and businesses to support the team.

HEB Spokesperson Regina Garcia-Posada said Friday evening that the team approached HEB a few days ago, inquiring about possible donations to support a corn roast fundraiser on Sunday.

The grocery chain rounded up $800 worth of gift cards to help with the corn roast.

The company later decided on its own to donate the $15,000.

Garcia said the money will be wired to the league's account Monday morning.

"We know this is a first in our community, and we want to be able to support the players and their families in reaching the World Series," said Garcia.

Friday afternoon, team officials had said they hoped to raise about $30,000, the amount they believed was necessary to cover the cost of transportation, lodging, and meals needed for the duration of the World Series tournament.

Earlier Friday, Church's Chicken donated $2,000, and Friday afternoon players with the Carroll High School baseball team collected donations from passing cars outside the school.

As of late Friday, it was unclear exactly how much had been raised altogether.

Several more fundraisers were scheduled for the weekend.


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Team Collecting Donations for Little League World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/team-collecting-donations-for-little-league-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/team-collecting-donations-for-little-league-world-series/ Sports - Little League Fri, 9 Aug 2013 5:40:38 PM Team Collecting Donations for Little League World Series

CORPUS CHRISTI - The parents of the Universal Little League All-Stars estimates it will cost $30,000 to send family to Pennsylvania for this year's Little League World Series.

Tonight, the Carroll High School baseball team is helping them reach that goal by collecting donations at the corner of Weber and Tiger Lane.

This is the first league league team to ever make it to the world series.

Earlier today, Church's chicken made a generous donation to the teams' parents.

 


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Universal Little League All-Stars Headed to World Series http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-little-league-all-stars-headed-to-world-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/universal-little-league-all-stars-headed-to-world-series/ Sports - Little League Wed, 7 Aug 2013 8:40:36 PM Drew Collins - dcollins@kristv.com Universal Little League All-Stars Headed to World Series

WACO - The Universal Little League All-Stars are headed to the World Series! Universal beat New Mexico Wednesday night, 6-0, in the Southwest Region Final.

With this win in Waco, the All-Stars become the first team from Corpus Christi to advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The World Series is an annual tournament featuring 16 teams from throughout the world. Eight teams represent the United States, and eight represent the international pool. Universal is the US Southwest representative.

The World Series begins on August 15th, and the Championship game is August 25th. Most games from the tournament will be televised on ESPN.

 


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