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Desperados Fall 2023 Open Division Champions!

By Admin 02/18/2024, 10:30pm CST

Desperados Back to Back Champions!

After winning the Spring 2023 Season, Desperados win Back-to-Back Championships in the Open Division taking the Fall Season as well. In order to do this, the Desperados took the hard route having to  come from behind to win including a go ahead grand slam by Championship MVP- Daniel Sobarzo. In order to seal the deal, Sobarzo also pitched the last three innings in relief and closed the game out. 

Congratulations to the Desperados, they are the Fall 2023 Open Division Champions!

Desperados Open Division Spring Champions!

By Admin 08/06/2023, 7:00pm CDT

Desperados edge the Roughnecks to win the Championship!

Desperados New Spring 2023 Open Division Champions! They defeated the Houston Roughnecks by a score of 3-1 in a close Championship game. Michael Brueckner was named the team MVP having pitched 14 Innings in two playoff/championship games. Congratulations to Manager Cambo Nelson and the Desperados, they are the Spring 2023 Open Division Champions!

Aztecas Win First Division Title

By Admin 12/07/2023, 3:00pm CST

Aztecas 6-4 win over Hurricanes. Take 40+ Fall Division Championship

The Aztecas were the newcomers to the 40+ Division this fall. Having only one loss due to forfeit, they finished the season with an almost perfect record overall 13-1-1. They were undefeated in the Fall Double elimination tournament only to face last season's champions, Houston Hurricanes. They went on to edged the Hurricanes by the score of 6-4 in a hard fought battle to the end. Congratulations to the Aztecas, they are the 2023 Fall Season 40+ Division Champions!

Northside Astros Win First Title

By Admin 01/14/2024, 7:45pm CST

Northside Astros defeat the Cyclones 8-5 to win 35+ Fall Division Championship

Northside Astros held off the Cyclones in the 2023 fall 35+ Division Championship to win their first title ever. Final score was 8-5 on a 40ish degree winter day out at CE King High School. Stephen Bonnain named the Championship MVP pitching a complete game for the victory.  Congratulations to manager Ian Peyton and the Northside Astros, they are the 2023 Fall 35+ Division Champions! 

San Antonio Lonestars Win 2023 Texas Cup Classic

The SA Lonestars (SAMSBL) finished 5-0 in the 60 Division of the Texas Cup Classic.  The Lonestars won the Championship game 9-4 over the Rio Grand Valley Storm.  Joe Capparelli started on the mound for the Lonestars, giving up two runs and two hits in 6 2/3 innings.  Ironman Brett Graves finished the game on the hill.  Joe Capparelli, Jack Bradley, Randy Lash, and Brett Graves lead the team offensively in the Championship game.  Santiago Gonzales, Bill Rector, and Willi Jutze also had key hits in the final. 
            For the entire weekend Bill Hanley, Tom Behringer, Joe Capparelli, Randy Lash, Jack Bradley, and Brett Graves led the team offensively.  Joe Capparelli took the offensive MVP along with a new Mizuno bat as his Offensive MVP prize.  The pitchers: Brett Graves, Joe Capparelli, Alden Stiefel, Kevin Hagan, and Glynn Solomon, all pitched well in the brutal Texas heat.  Brett Graves was the Lonestars pitching MVP (Rawlings Glove Prize) throwing two complete games and finishing up the Championship game.  Walter De LaRosa, Bill Hanley and Alden Stiefel handled the catching duties.
The Lonestars would like to thank Joe Banasik, League President of Houston Hardball League (MSBL) for the hospitality, great fields, and fabulous prizes that included rings for the 2023 Texas Cup Classic!

35+ Hurricanes Hold Off Expos

By Admin 07/18/2022, 7:45pm CDT

Houston Hurricanes Win Their Third Division Title

The 35+ Division saw the expected #1 seed playing the #2 seed in the Championship as both teams are solid from top to bottom. By the Championship game, the Expos were the only team to have ever tied the Hurricanes, who still remained undefeated in the history of the 35+ Division. This was either team's game to win. 

With solid pitching by Stephen Bonnain (Hurricanes) and Jason Iriarte (Expos), plus some amazing defensive plays by both teams, Hurricanes would finally score the first run of the game in the 5th inning. By the 6th inning the Hurricanes put up another 4 and then another 3 in the next.  Expos had no answer for the runs but kept battling. The Expos eventually ran out of steam and out of time as the Hurricanes would win in the end by the score of 8-1 finishing with an impressive 11-0-1 record for the season. Congratulations to the Houston Hurricanes, they are the Spring 2022 35+ Division Champions! 

Hurricanes 40+ Division Fall Champions!

By Admin 01/06/2022, 11:00pm CST

Hurricanes defeat Cyclones to win 40+ Fall Championship

Hurricanes win 12-8 in the 40+ Division Championship Game against their dual-division rivals Cyclones.  Prior, the two teams squared off in the 35+ Championship weeks ago with this being their second Championship matchup for Fall of 2021.   Hurricanes prove to be the stronger of the teams in 2021 having  defeated the Cyclones in both matchups. Congratulations to the Hurricanes. They are the Fall 40+ Division Champions! 

Marauders First-Time Champions!

By Admin 07/31/2023, 4:45pm CDT

Marauders Defeat the Cyclones 10-7 for 35+ Championship


Northland Christian hosted the 2023 Spring 35+ Division Championship.  We saw a rematch from the Fall of 2022 Championship teams Marauders vs. Houston Cyclones. In the fall the Cyclones won in a high scoring match 12-9,  but this time the Marauders played with their hearts, their hustle, and had great pitching with timely hitting to outlast the Cyclones' surge by score of 10-7. Starting pitcher Bridgeto Amador pitched a complete 9 inning game for the win and was named the  Championship MVP!  Congratulations to the 35+ Marauders, they are the new Spring 2023 35+ Division Champions! 

Tigers 55+ Spring Champions!

Tigers 55+ Division Spring Champions!

By Admin 07/31/2023, 12:45pm CDT

Tigers defeat the Stars to win 55+ League Championship

Morton Ranch HS in Katy hosted the 2023 Spring Season 55+ Division Championship.  We saw a rematch of the Fall 2022 55+ Championship teams Stars Vs. Tigers. In the fall the Stars won soundly,  but this time the Tigers played solid defense, had great pitching and timely hitting to overwhelm the Stars by score of 8-4. Congratulations to the 55+ Tigers, they are the Spring 2023 55+ Division Champions! 

Your Houston Gamblers, a team made up of mainly players from 6 different Houston Hardball teams, went to the MSBL/MABL Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas this past weekend in the 35+ division and brought home the trophy. After going 3-0 in round robin play to get the #1 seed, they then won both playoff games on Sunday to end 5-0.

The Gamblers faced last year’s Champions Montebello Angels in the championship. The Gamblers found themselves down early 4-1 through the first few innings on three HRs, but never lost their fight. Josef Frias would settle in for the rest of the game while giving his offense time to get back into it. Big bash 3-run HRs by David “Prime” Careaga and Jimmy Rivera (his 4th HR of the weekend) gave the Gamblers a lead they would never give up while Josef would finish off the game with a complete game victor and a team 10-5 win to take their first tournament championship.

Managers Pedro Rivera Jr. and Carlos Ramon brought a team ready to complete and the biggest memory of that weekend was just that, every guy showed up and played a part. “This was the ultimate example of team baseball and unselfishness” said manager Rivera to the Hurricanes post media outlet. Manger Ramon was quoted by the same outlet as saying, “this is a historic day for all of us and you can’t ever, EVER, take history away.”