Diamondbacks finish seventh in Under-11 Super Series World Series
From Staff Reports

July 29, 2005 - ST. LOUIS, MO. - The Sulphur Springs Diamondbacks finished in seventh place in the Under-11 Super Series World Series out of 35 teams last week.

Game 1

Sulphur Springs 10, Texas Bulldogs 5

Jordan Jackson and Corbin Flora both had doubles, while teammates Jenner Jackson, Zach Nichols, Trey Rogers, Brody Ogle and Taylor Perez all added singles.

Rogers and Kris Ford combined for only five hits, three walks, and six strikeouts.

Game 2

LA Angels 8, Sulphur Springs 4

In the loss, Flora, Jenner Jackson and Nichols all had two hits, while Ogle and Perez had singles in the game. Nichols and Flora pitched for the Diamondbacks in the loss.

Game 3

Sulphur Springs 14, St. Louis Orioles 0

The Diamondbacks bounced back from their first loss in the tournament, while a dominating performance.

Ford led the team with a triple and single, while Jenner Jackson, Flora and Rogers each had two hits. Teammate Blake Bennett had a double, and Nichols and Jordan McLarry added singles.

Perez pitched two innings, striking out four batters while giving up no hits, and Austin Edmunson pitched the last inning, striking out two batters.

Game 4

Sulphur Springs 10, Mesquite 5

After pool play, the Diamondbacks were seeded 10th to set up the matchup with the Crush. Sulphur Springs broke open a close game in the fifth inning to win their first bracket game.

Jordan Jackson, Flora, Ford, and Perez led the way with two singles each, while teammates McLarry and Nichols had a double apiece, and Bennett added a hit.

Perez and Edmunson pitched a five-hitter with five walks and five strikeouts.

Game 5

Sulphur Springs 10, Louisiana 5

The Diamondbacks pulled out the upset of No. 4 ranked Louisiana Angels with strong pitching by Rogers and outstanding defensive plays by Alex Buchanan, Jenner Jackson and Nichols.

Rogers led the team with a pair of doubles, while Burnett had a single and a double, and Jackson, Ogle and Nichols supplied two hits each, while Jackson and Ford reached safely for the Diamondbacks.

Game 6

Texas Horned Frogs 4, Sulphur Springs 2

The Horned Frogs were also coming off an upset, beating No. 2 seeded Oklahoma City the previous round.

Flora pitched a strong game for 3 1/2 innings, but the Horned Frogs' hurlers also threw well, limiting Sulphur Springs to three hits - two singles by Jordan Jackson and one hit from Jenner Jackson.

Sulphur Springs held a 2-0 lead in the fourth, but some well-placed base hits and a couple of errors late in the game sent the Diamondbacks into the losers' bracket.

Game 7

Sulphur Springs 9, St. Louis 8

The Diamondbacks started the game behind 6-0 after two innings, but scored five runs in the bottom of the third inning for a 6-5 deficit. Nichols then came on in relief to limit St. Louis, a locally-favored team, to just two more runs over the last three innings.

Jenner Jackson had three hits, while Flora and Ogle had two hits, and Jordan Jackson, Nichols, Rogers, Barnett and Perez all had singles.

Game 8

Illinois 11, Sulphur Springs 4

In the third game of the day for the Diamondbacks, the Jerry Morville All-Stars of Illinois used five consecutive base hits to jump out to an early 5-0 lead after the first inning and never looked back.

Jenner Jackson had two hits, while Ogle and Rogers each supplied a double. Perez, Nichols and McLarry had singles in the game.

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