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Caribbean Zone Qualifier

Levittown, Puerto Rico

2018 Colt World Series Champions will return to Marion to fight for their third Championship Title

Back-to-back Caribbean Zone Champions, Levittown, Puerto Rico, will return to Marion, Illinois in an effort to become repeat Champions of the Colt World Series.

The defending champions defeated host Panama 1-0 on June 6 in the Caribbean Zone Tournament. The tournament began on May 31 in Panama City, Panama.

In the picture above, holding the flag are Luis A. Rivera, Sebástian Zayas and Adrian Colon. These three are among the 2018 Colt World Series champions and will be returning to Marion this August.

Zayas was named the MVP of the tournament and his teammate, John Mathew Vélez, received the best pitcher award.

In the championship game, the Puerto Ricans scored their only run early in the first inning by Hecniel Rodriguez. Their defense was able to hold back Panama Host with zero runs in seven innings to make their final record 6-0.

In their first game of the tournament, despite a rain delay, the Puerto Ricans pitched a shutout against the Panama Champs beating them 12-0.

On day two and three, they continued their undefeated record by beating the Dominicam Republic and Panama Host. Finally, the Puerto Ricans ensured their ticket to the Caribbean Zone Championship on day four by defeating the Panama Champs again, but this time the final score was 6-0. They scored two runs in the first, one in the fifth, and two in the sixth.

In the 2018 Colt World Series, The Puerto Ricans defeated Bay City, Michigan (4-1), The Netherlands (14-8), and Brownsville, Texas (7-4). Finally, they took the championship over Seoul, Korea with a final score of 5-4. The final game had fans on the edge of the seats as it came down to one final out to get the victory.

A team from Puerto Rico has attended the Colt World Series 42 with seven wins, the most appearances of any international team. Puerto Rico made its first appearance in 1970 when the World Series was held in Lafayette, Indiana. Levittown has attended the Colt World Series nine times with two championship titles.

Levittown is set to play its first game of the 2019 Colt World Series on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. CT/US against the winner of game one.

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Mexico Zone Qualifier

Tijuana, Baja California 

Tijuana Wins the Mexico Zone with an Undefeated Record

Tijuana, Baja California won the Mexico Zone Championship on April 27 finishing the tournament with an undefeated record. The Mexico Zone Championship was held April 20-27 in Culiacán, Sinaloa. The road to the championship was a breeze for Tijuana as it took down Notre de Hermosillo (North Hermosillo, Sonora) in the final game 10-4.

In its first game of the series, Tijuana defeated Liga Tres Rios 12-0. On day three, Tijuana pitched a shutout taking the victory over Norte de Nuevo Laredo 7-0. Once again, the Mexicans continued strong through day four and five. In the quarterfinals, Tijuana beat Itson 4-2. Finally, its sixth win of the tournament was against Liga Muralla where Tijuana scored seven runs and only gave up one.

In eight days of the tournament and seven games, Tijuana gave up a combined total of eight runs and scored a total of 50 runs. Finishing with a 7-0 record.

Tijuana has made appearances in the Colt World Series in 1977 and 2016. In 1977, they fell to Austin, Texas and Honolulu, Hawaii. However, In 2016, they won the Colt World Series defeating Hoosier North, Indiana 6-5. Mexico as a country has been represented in the Colt World Series a total of 18 times.

Tijuana participated in the Mustang League World Series in 2015, 2017, and 2018. In 2017, Tijuana was the runner-up and in 2018 the champion. Tijuana made its first appearance in the Pony League World Series in 2018.

Tijuana will face Southern Illinois in Game #4 of the 2019 Colt World Series at 8:00 p.m. CDT/US at Rent One Park in Marion, Illinois.  

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European Zone Qualifier

Brno, Czech Republic

Czech Republic wins the the 2019 European Zone Championship to make its fifth appearance in the 2019 Colt World Series

The Czech Republic (Czech Academy) defeated Holland U16 B 10-9, on Sunday April 28 in the 2019 Suma Colt European Zone Championship. The championship was held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Czech Republic will make its fifth appearance in the 2019 Colt World Series this August.

The final game of the tournament couldn’t have been between two better teams. The Netherlands came into the championship game undefeated with a 4-0 record. Meanwhile, Czech Academy had a 3-1 record.

However, The Czechs came out strong with scoring eight runs in the bottom of third inning to take the lead 8-4. The scoring started with a grand slam from Tadeas Zavadil. Followed by a wild pitch, RBI triple Dominik Polgar and an inside-the-park home run by Matej Vlach.

In the top of the sixth, Holland pushed through trying to save their undefeated record. Dave Pronk had an RBI single starting the comeback. Vincent Mevissen was able to knock two runs home on a single. Finally, Holland cut the lead to one run with an error by the Czechs. It turned out that the Netherlands couldn’t keep the momentum because they ended the game with a ground out and a strike out.

The MVP of the Tournament was awarded to the Czechs very own Milan Prokop. Also, the best pitcher was his teammate, Jan Konrad.

Earlier in the European Zone Championships, the Czechs were defeated in day one by Holland U16 C. The Netherlands came out on top with a 6-3 victory. On day two of the championship, the Czechs came back on fire, winning two games by a combined score of 22-2. Finally, day three Czech Academy continued their winning streak by beating out the Czech U15 team with a final score of 8-1.

The European Zone first became apart of PONY in the early 2000s. There are currently 24 countries that are a part of the European Zone. The Czech Republic made its first appearances in the Colt World Series in 2002. Since then, they have made appearances in 2008, 2015, and 2016.

The Colt World Series will be held August 2-7 in Marion, Illinois. The Czechs are set to play their first game on August 2 against the PONY North Zone Champion.

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