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The Houston Mustangs baseball team defeated the Lamar Bombers 10-0 to win the championship in the U12 division finals. Each player has represented his Little League program in district all-star tournaments, and many have also played for blue-chip baseball programs, including the Columbia Angels, Marucci Bulls, Banditos and Team Mizuno. This summer, the Mustangs will travel to Cooperstown, New York, to play in a week-long national tournament. Team members are (top row, from left) Connor Bartlett, Katcher Halligan, James Vaquero, Chase Elliott, Alex Mintz, Max Roffwarg, (bottom row, from left) coach Jim Bartlett, Drew Leach, Carson Brown, Chris Jacinto, Ben Johnson and coach John Johnson. Not pictured: coach Doug Goldstein, Jack Goldstein, coach Tab Smith, Parker Smith, Joseph Powell and Will Szymanski.
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