The 55+ Austin Express managed by Jerry Davis, beat the San Antonio Lone Stars 9-0 in the championship game to win their 3rd Texas Cup title in 4 years. Ed Looney pitched a complete game giving up only 4 hits and was named team MVP. Manager Jerry Davis said, "there were several players who could have won the MVP award, everyone played very well". The Austin Express ended up with a perfect 5-0 record for the tournament, the only team to be unbeaten and untied. The Express scored an impressive 52 runs while giving up only 10 runs in 5 games for the tournament including the championship day shut-out.
In the 35+ Division, the San Antonio Bombers managed by Jerry Spencer beat the Austin Red Birds 7-1 to claim the 35+ title. The Bombers were a solid team losing only 1 game during the tournament. Patrick Pulliam was named team MVP for his outstanding play during the tournament. The Red Birds managed by Chris Hux had just double dipped the #1 seed Houston Cyclones to get into the championship game but the Bombers played solid defense and their pitching remained tough. The Red Birds left 16 men on base but the Bombers always seemed to get out of trouble. This was the Bomber's 7th Texas Cup title while being managed by Jerry Spencer.
The 18+ ATX Thunder managed by Jon Cuip won a very exciting 9-8 game against a very good Corpus Christi Calcutta's team to claim their 3rd 18+ Texas Cup title in a row! With 1 out in the top of the 9th inning with Corpus Christi having the bases loaded, the Thunder turned a 1-2-3 double play to end the game. The Thunder had a almost perfect 4-0-1 record only being tied by a very tough Austin Astros team managed by Chris West. Pitcher Derrick Sampel was the Thunder's MVP pitching a shutout in Game 1 and also pitched in 2 other games during the tournament. The Thunder won 3 of their 5 games including the championship game by only 1 run proving to be very tough under pressure. Manager Jon Cuip said "this was a true team effort and everyone contributed to help us win our 3rd straight title.
If you would like to join and play in a Men's Adult Baseball League that is the largest in Austin, has the best competition, one that plays on college and top rated high school fields and has the best umpires around, then this is the league for you. The 2016 season will be Austin Metro Baseball League's 27th year! We are a franchise of MSBL/MABL National, the best amateur baseball in the world! For more information, you may contact League President Michael Lucas at 512-835-8989 or via email at email@example.com. New teams are always welcome.
Back Row Left to Right: Rico Espinoza, Shane McGuiness, Mike Bryant, Mark Etier, Preston Owen, David Neal, Jacob Owen
Front Row Left to Right: Chase Butschek, Scott Pollard, Pat Whitty, Jordan Etier, Will George, Jake Balderama
Not Pictured: Kevin Carter, Cory Bonner, Ryan Dolezal, Ryne Goertz, Stephen Koenig, Garrett Duran
Back Row Left to Right: Dereck Sayers, Paul Canas, Gavin Forbis, Eddie Alvarado, Ernie Alvarado, Joe Vega, Steven Garza, Michael Duck-Lombardo, Shaw Casey, Scott Baxley.
Front Row Left to Right: Jon Cuip, Michael Cavoto, Scotty Hoffman, Billy Potts, Jerry Alvarado, Justin Miller, Dan Zuck
Not Pictured: Zack Sullivan, Brett Gissler, Joselito Rodriguez
Back Row Left to Right: Chris Hux, Joel Messina, Alex Fernandez, Jim Rockey, Erik Cary, Joe Vega, Jim Lanning (Manager), Steve Hatley
Front Row Left to Right: George Bowen, Paul Moomaw, Brad Kinard, Derek Deadmon, Will McSweeney, Shane Whitefield, Phil Kuss
Not Pictured: Jose Fernandez, Paul Kallfelz, Todd Einkauf
Back Row Left to Right: Roger Peloquin, Mike Wegleitner, Ed Looney, Richard Zamora, David Galuppo, Ramon Santana, Reece Williams, Brett Oldham
Front Row Left to Right: John Durfor, Len Pickus , Greg Molina, Rick Peloquin, John Kauffroth, Dennis Launarey, John Bennett
Not Pictured: Ken Satterlee, Stephen Putonti, John Elges, Tim Newman, Jeff Latimer