TPB, a team made up of players from Northwest Louisiana, Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas, won the 13 Majors USSSA Louisiana State Championship Tournament in Erath on June 21-22.
TPB outscored its opponents 25-12. This is the third year in a row that members of this team have been state champions. With a 46-11 record this season, TPB is ranked No. 1 in Louisiana and No. 2 in the nation based on points awarded by the USSSA.
The team finished second or better in 10 of 14 tournaments against competition in the tri-state area.
TPB is scheduled to compete in a USSSA Global World Series in Gulf Shores, Ala., this month.
The team has also received invitations to participate in the USSSA Elite World Series in Orlando, Fla., the Louisville Slugger National Championships in Dallas, the USSSA National Amateur Baseball Championships in Orlando, the Travelball Select National Championships and the 2015 13U Perfect Game World Series in Emerson, Ga.
“This is a talented group of baseball players and it has been fun to watch them come together as a team and have the success they have had this year.” head coach Dirk Garmany said.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to coach this team this year,” added assistant coach Joe Tynes “This is a special group of baseball players that you will see at the next level and beyond.”
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