YETI Baseball Club Crawdads from Austin, Texas, occupied the top spot most of the spring and summer in the 14U Major division USSSA rankings. It’s only fitting that they finish the season with the No.1 ranking and an Elite World Series title.
Below are the top-5 ranked 14U Major teams in USSSA competition based on overall points.
- YETI Baseball Club Crawdads: As mentioned above, the Crawdads capped its outstanding year with an Elite World Series championship last month. They went 7-1-1 in the ultra-competitive tournament and outscored opponents 63-30 overall. Manager Josh Sanders’ team beat the Dallas Tiger 7-1 in the semifinals and Mac N Seitz BlackSox Rice 14-7 in the title game. The boys from Austin wrapped the year with a 50-8-1 overall record and eight USSSA tournament victories.
- Orlando Storm: Compared to some other youth teams, the Storm played sparingly in 2019 having only entered nine USSSA tournaments. They were consistently excellent, however with five championships, including one Select30 Super NIT. At the Elite World Series they finished a respectable 4-3 overall with a +4 run differential. Manager Eric Seeber led his team to a 45-14 mark including 19-8 In Class.
- Louisiana Tigers Gold: The Tigers were another team that flirted with the top spot on this rankings list most of the season. At one point they won three of four tournaments and looked like a threat on the national stage. The boys from Baton Rouge closed its season with two third-place and a fifth place finish. While they did tail off a bit, Manager Leo McClure deserves credit for the 33-7-1 overall record and consistent play.
- Dallas Tigers East Lovell: The Tigers didn’t win many tournaments this past season but they were in contention plenty. They finished in second place five times against some top competition which proved they could certainly play with the best. A true result of quality, the Tigers went 6-3 at the Elite World Series with victories over 5 Star McClanahan, Next Level Punishers and Gem City Throwbacks to name a few. The Tigers East-Lovell were 34-13-1 overall and are firmly supplanted in the top five.
- Oklahoma Fuel 14U: The Fuel wrapped up its season with back to back tournament titles in June. The boys from Edmond hoisted four USSSA trophies in 2019 and only lost 10 games in 41 outings. Manager Gregg Neuman’s team had its crowning moment at the Global State tournament where they went 4-0 and took down the OK Lynx 6-5 in the title game.
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