Blacksox 17U Eliminated in Arizona

The Burkburnett Blacksox 17U team was eliminated from the Don Mattingly World Series Friday night, losing 9-8 to Nor Cal Valley in 8 innings at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

The Blacksox finished 4-3 at the AABC's 17U national tournament, among the top 5 finishers out of a field of 18 teams.

Earlier Friday, they advanced in the Loser's bracket with a 4-0 win over the Colorado Khaos, behind a complete game from Blake Estep.

Late Thursday, they lost 7-1 to the Arizona D'Backs Black team to put them in the Losers' bracket.