Congratulations to the 2014 Astros RBI Baseball and Softball Teams for advancing to the 2014 RBI World Series. Both teams won the Southwest Regional Tournament and represented the Southwest Region in the World Series and competed against other RBI Regional winners.
The Astros RBI Baseball Team competed in the Senior Division against: Venezuela RBI (Caracas, VZ); KCK RBI (Kansas City, KS); Cleveland Baseball Federation RBI (Cleveland, OH); Philadelphia Phillies RBI (Philadelphia, PA); Jackie Robinson Jersey City RBI (Jersey City, NJ); Miami Marlins RBI (Miami, FL) and Angels RBI (Anaheim, CA)
The Astros RBI Softball Team competed against: RBI Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic); Minnesota Twins RBI (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN); Cleveland Baseball Federation RBI (Cleveland, OH); Harrisburg RBI (Harrisburg, PA); City of Hoboken RBI (Hoboken, NJ); Atlanta RBI (Atlanta, GA) and Nobu Yamauchi RBI (Hilo, HI).
The Astros RBI Senior Baseball Team advanced to the quarter-finals of the RBI World Series but were eliminated by Jackie Robinson Jersey City RBI (2014 RBI World Series Champions).
The Astros RBI Softball Team advanced all the way to the Championship Game for the second consecutive year. However they were defeated by RBI Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).
Congratulations to UYA member and Astros RBI World Series participant Justin Scott (Houston Astros RBI pictured back row second from right) for being named a 2014 Recipient of the RBI for RBI Scholarship through MLB Charities. MLB Charities appreciates that through the encouragement of education, underserved youth will have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. The RBI for RBI Scholarship Fund was created to recognize young men and women who are dedicated to both personal and academic excellence. Financial assistance is granted to scholars who have the desire, but not the means, to fulfill their dreams through higher education. Justin will receive a $5,000.00 scholarship. He plans to attend the University of Houston to major in Geology. He also volunteers as a baseball coach and is a junior staff member at his local Boys and Girls Club.
We would like to thank all participants and parents for a successful season...GO STROS!!!