Waco (August 9, 2011) -- The semi-finals are now set for the 2011 Southwest Regional Little League Baseball Tournament. The pool B winner, Colorado plays at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday against the pool A runner-up, Texas West. At 2:00 p.m. Louisiana, the pool A winner, will face off against New Mexico, the runner up from pool A.
The final game of pool play late Monday night saw Louisiana outlast Texas East 11-9. Ethan Hines erased a 2-0 Texas East lead with a grand slam home run in the bottom of the first. The Louisiana state champs from Lafayette extended their lead to as much as 11-3 before Texas East mounted a comeback. The Pearland Maroon all-stars took advantage of four walks in the top of the 6th to score five runs on base hits by Nick Landrum and Kaden Ingram, but they left the potential go ahead run on base when the last out was recorded.
Tuesday's semi-finals will be televised on ESPN2 and so will the tournament championship game, that is scheduled for Thursday night at 7 o'clock.