By Tony Adams, Sports Editor
From the Freshman Divisions to the T-Ballers, there are several wide open races in the Belton Youth Baseball Association 2015 Spring Season.
As of the opening of play on June 8, the only division that has been spoken for is the Sophomore Division, where the Rockies are seeking an undefeated season. They currently hold a 4 1/2 game lead with three games to play, which assures them a trip to the district playoffs. The top two teams will play in the Texas Teen Age Baseball 14U District 4 Playoffs in Belton starting July 6.
The Freshman American Division is up for grabs, as the Mets are atop the division with a 3-3 record. They lead the Nationals and Twins by two games, as both sit at 1-5.
The Freshman National Division is an intriguing one, with the Astros (7-1), Tigers (6-1), Royals (5-3) and Cubs (4-3) are within 2 1/2 games of one another.
The TTAB District 5 Tournament will be held in Belton starting July 6.
Action has gotten tight in the Senior Midget American Division, with the Iron Pigs (5-1) and Bears (4-1) just 1/2 game from one another atop the division. The Red Raiders and the Rangers at 4-3 are just a couple of games out, looking to make a move in the final two weeks.
The Padres sit undefeated atop the Senior Midget National Division at 6-0, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Cowboys (4-1) and 2 1/2 games ahead of the Tide.
The top two finishers in each Senior Midget Division will get automatic bids to the Texas Teenage Baseball 10U State Open Baseball starting on July 20 at Heritage Park.
BYBA’s Machine Pitch Divisions are reflecting all close races. In the American Division, the Knights (5-0) hold a half-game lead on the Jayhawks. In the Central Division, the Bucks (4-0) hold a half-game lead over the Tarheels (3-0). In the National Division, the Aces (7-0) hold a three-game lead on the Indians. The top two teams in each division qualify for the TTAB District 8 Tournament in Rogers beginning July 6.
BYBA T-Ball has a trio of interesting races. In the American Division, the Sun Devils (7-1) hold a 2 1/2 game lead on the Sea Dogs, Hot Rods and Bandits. In the Central Division, the Scrappers (6-0) hold a half-game lead in the Riverdawgs and a two-game lead over the Rattlers. In the National Division, the Lake Monsters (5-0) hold a half-game lead on the Bees. The top two teams in each division will play in the TTAB District 3 Tournament in Belton beginning July 6.