6.27.23 NTX Tribe Maddux wrapped up their Spring 2023 season at the Omaha 11U SlumpBuster World Series where there were 32 teams from multiple states in the 11U division but hundreds of teams overall (huge). The boys played teams from MN, CA (x2), IL, CO, and TN. They were placed 3rd out of 32 11u teams following pool play, made it to the semifinals in the D1 (majors) bracket, and top 4 in the whole tournament. They ran out of steam and lost their semifinal game to a solid Majors CA team (who went on to win it all) with a phenomenal pitcher.
In between games, they found time for fun! The week started with an exciting College World Series semifinals game (LSU vs Wake Forest). They had a great team dinner and celebrated a couple birthdays while watching college baseball!
They had a few hotel pool days, MLB The Show tournaments, pin trading with hundreds of teams, and a make shift game of wiffle ball behind the hotel.
The boys fought hard all season and made huge strides with ability and mental fortitude. Until next season. Welcome to majors baseball boys! Enjoy your summer and thank you families for all your support!
6.26.23 Congratulations to the NTX Tribe - Maddux team for being promoted to MAJORS. In the current USSSA Power Ranking standings, these boys are currently the #1 Ranked USSSA 11u AAA baseball team IN THE COUNTRY. They have been informed that they will be reclassified to Majors to start their 12u Fall season. They always chase the toughest competition - iron sharpens iron! They work their butts off! They're smart, coachable and love each other! Many of them started together when they were 7 years old. We are blessed to be part of such a fantastic baseball family that has created so many memories for these boys while also providing so much development and success!
6.11.23 Your 11u NTX Tribe boys brought home Gold this weekend going undefeated in the Mavs Ballpark 12u Wood Bat World Series Warm Up! This makes the 5th Championship game in their last 6 brackets and 4th Championship appearance in a row. As a baseball fan, this team has just become fun to watch!
These boys competed downtown Dallas at the Mavs Ballpark in the 12u Wood Bat World Series Warm Up. Swinging wood bats this weekend they still managed to win and win and win!
Incredible pitching all weekend and especially on Sunday, fantastic defense and double plays, and of course they brought the wood hitting 4 HRs over the wall!
Last stop is Omaha - heading off to the World Series in a couple weeks to wrap up the season!
6.4.23 The NTX Tribe 11u - Maddux team traveled to Houston this weekend to play the 2023 Houston State Championship and the top ranked teams in Texas. They came from behind on Saturday to beat the #2 USSSA 11u team to go 2-0 in pool play. On Sunday they had to come from behind again to beat that same #2 ranked team where they then played the #1 ranked USSSA 11u team in the Championship. After a long weekend, the boys came up a few runs short in the Final to go 4-1 against some of the best! This is their 4th Championship appearance in their last 5 Sundays. Another great weekend of building relationships, battling adversity and growing both on and off the field!
5.21.23 Tribe Baseball 11u-Maddux competed in the BIGGEST tournament of the Spring this weekend at the TSB Texas State Championship. With over 20 teams, the boys earned their way into the Championship Bracket with a stellar Saturday. They then battled the top teams to reach the Finals where the rally just fell short. So proud of this group’s fight, depth and talent!
5.14.23 The 11U NTX Tribe - Maddux celebrated Mother's Day this weekend earning their way to the Championship Game in the 11U Open TSB Mother's Day Classic! They battled two of the top seeds who had yet to lose a game and held both opponents to a combined 1 run on Sunday before the tournament was ultimately cancelled prior to the Championship Game! In the end, Mother Nature prevailed on Mother's Day so this group will have to wait until next weekend!
4.16.23 The boys were back to their winning ways this weekend going 4-1 and finishing 2nd in their 11U Open tournament! Lots of grit, battling adversity and most of all having fun! They even spent time between games cheering on the organization’s 9u NTX Tribe - Baro team on the neighboring field! Great weekend of baseball!
11.6.22 NTX Tribe 11u - Maddux finished out their Fall season at the MAVS Ballpark 11u AAA Season Finale with a 5-0 undefeated weekend! This Tribe outscored opponents 33-4 in Bracket Play and had 9HRs hit on the weekend! Pitching and defense were also spectacular the whole weekend and finished strong with a no hitter in the Championship game! They arrived at the field at 7am on Sunday and left the Championship game at 9pm!
7.20.22 NTX Tribe 10U - Maddux ended their season as CHAMPIONS at the beach this week in the 2022 Triple Crown Summer Nationals at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! The boys went 7-0 and poured it on opponents for 5 straight days of baseball! We had exciting walk-off wins, fantastic pitching, some clutch defensive plays, hot bats and battled some amazing talent! In between, they managed to have a bunch of fun and make some fantastic memories! (*Missing from the pictures was our Owen, who had to turn back home on his way out due to a family illness - we brought it home for you!) This group wrapped up Spring with a 38-20-2 record and the coaches absolutely love seeing their development and growth! We are so excited to start the 11u chapter this Fall…after a well earned break! Thank you families!
7.10.22 Tribe-Maddux competes in the 10u OPEN Mavs Ballpark Freedom Fest and brings home the Runners Up title!
6.10.22 Congratulations to NTX Tribe 10u - Maddux, who brought home the 10u Competitive League Tournament Champions title last night!
NTX Tribe 10u - Maddux
ASA 10u Competitive League Champions
The boys wrapped up a strong regular season focused on development and situational learning. Every player had the opportunity to pitch with emphasis on those that usually don’t pitch in tournaments. Several kids gained live experience at positions they’ve not had much time at or have never played before. We had several hit their first over the fence HR! In all, it was a great season of learning, applying, and seeing the results of their hard work! They wrap up the season with the ASA Tournament championship Thursday night!
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NTX Tribe - Maddux concluded their Fall Season in the Finals again! This team battled their way to the championship game in 3 of their 5 tournaments against the top competition in North Texas at their age level. Nothing came easy and we couldn’t be more proud of this group of boys!
Gage Zwaagstra was seeing the baseball this past weekend as he led the NTX Tribe 10u - Maddux team with 1.800 OPS, .667 BA and .800 On Base Pct! His coachable attitude and hard work off the field are paying dividends!!
Kruz Young powered the offense this weekend with 4 hits, a HBP, scored 3 Runs and 4 RBIs! He stole two bases and batted .667! Defensively he made some fantastic plays in the field as well! He’s been on fire all season and is a testament to hard work pays off! Stay hot #13!
The NTX Tribe 10u AAA - Maddux team battled the best teams in North Texas last weekend at the USSSA DFW State Championship 10u AAA tournament. Evan Fitzsimmons was perfect at the plate all weekend with an OPS of 2.333, scoring 5 runs, knocking in a couple RBIs with a clutch Double, collecting 3 walks and wearing one for a HBP! He was automatic reaching base in every at bat against some of the best pitching we’ve seen! Pretty Boy Swag!
Owen Lloyd has been dominant on the mound for the NTX Tribe 10u AAA team! Over his last three outings, he has pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowed only one hit and struck out 7! On the season, #11 has delivered 57% of his pitches for strikes while opponents are only batting .143 against the big right hander! Well done Owen!
Jordan Willis was all over the field this weekend making plays defensively, dealing on the mound, and delivering at the plate! He powered the offense this past weekend batting .667 and an OPS of 1.548. When he wasn’t on the bases he was keeping opponents off the bases including this throw from behind the plate to catch a base runner attempting to steal third! Nice work Dude!
Hudson Gilday took the mound and propelled the Tribe 10U - Maddux team to a 5-2 Victory this past weekend. He pitched a 5 inning complete game with only 1 earned run on 3 hits and struck out 4! We might be seeing this Dude’s name often!
10.10.21 NTX Tribe 10u AAA Maddux took part in the Triple Crown Texas Fall Championship this past weekend and came home with some new hardware finishing Runners Up in the D1 Division.
Our Clean Up hitter deserves some recognition from this past weekend for stepping up to the plate and taking the mound in some key situations! #5 took the mound in relief in Game 1 and got us out of the inning on 8 pitches. He delivered 2 RBIs off big hits in the Championship game including one off the wall…Evan Fitzsimmons was CLUTCH!
Hudson Gilday powered the pitching this past weekend for the NTX Tribe - Maddux 10u team. In two games he pitched 6 innings, placed 60% of his pitches for strikes, allowed ZERO hits and struck out 10!
Blake Hamer led the NTX Tribe 10u - Maddux offense this weekend drawing 3 walks and going 4-8 at the plate with 5 RBIs, scoring 6 runs and an OPS of 1.511. He blasted this HR in the championship game!
NTX Tribe - Maddux
10u AAA USSSA Mavs Ballpark Turf Showdown
Tournament Runner Up
From Coach: “First tournament of the Fall, battled through some tough competition but fell short 10-9 in the championship. Super Proud of this group who battled adversity, both physically and mentally, to earn their way into the finals! This group continues to grow and improve!”
3.16.20 | 9U Maddux got the opportunity to try out Athlete Training + Health in Allen this week. They worked with professional performance coaches doing agility and strength workouts. The team had a blast!
The 9u NTX Tribe - Maddux team kicked off their Fall Tournament Season this weekend in the 1-Day Sunday September Slam. Battling through the bracket with strong defense and stellar pitching, they came up short in a thrilling championship on a walk off hit losing 2-1. The coaches couldn’t be more proud of the grit and effort this team demonstrated! Not a bad way to start kid pitch baseball!
8U Maddux finished the season UNDEFEATED ending their first season in Competitive league with excited anticipation for the Spring 2020 season.
#8U Maddux (18-4) left it all on the field in the FMYSA 16th Annual 2019 Toy ***C H A M P I O N S H I P*** game against the Texas Rattlers (21-7) yesterday battling through black eyes and bloody noses. The Championship game started off HOT. 3 up, 3 down. Defensively the team played their best games in this tournament and the Championship game was no different with a tie game of 5-5 in the 4th. And the 5th. And the top of the 6th. In the end, the Rattlers cross the plate and a crushed NTX Tribe takes 2nd in their last weekend tournament of the Fall 2019 season. The #Spring2020 season is going to be HOT for this team. The bar has been raised and this team has proven they are up for the challenge. #ntxtribe #youthsports #littleleaguebaseball #fmysa #klty #kltychristmaswish #949klty @Bakersfield Baseball Fields
Baseball on a school night (especially the first weeks of school) is a new thing for these kiddos, but they battled and came away with a BIG 26-17 WIN. The team rallied as they entered the second inning down by 5 runs. They answered with 4 runs but it still wasn't enough to take the lead. As the game went on, they found their groove, scoring 20 runs total in the 3rd, 4th & 5th innings, holding their opponent to 9 runs across those same 3 innings. Way go start off the season Tribe!
August 9, 2019 | For Fall 2019, Maddux's (2) 7U teams combined to build a solid 13 player roster. This season they also enter into the competitive league for Allen after playing a couple seasons on the rec side. They are excited for their first game scheduled for August 22nd.
June concluded 7U Maddux's second season together. With some new boys on the team and playing up into the 8U division, everyone got the chance to grow and challenge themselves. Regular season ended with a 5-3 record, but the boys celebrated a big win during the end of the season tournament, having beat the #1 team in the league. Fall brings new tournaments, new competitive teams and a new 8U Team!
6.8.19 | Despite the rain on Thursday, 7U got the W against the undefeated team, 'Thunder', in the semifinals which sent them to the Championship game! Bats were hot and they ended many innings with the 5 run rule, but in the end, the Lonestars came away with the win in the last inning. It was a great game with plays you wouldn't expect from a typical 7U team. Their field awareness and base running made the game exciting and intense! With the regular season over, they've still got their World Series tournament to look forward to in mid-June. Good luck boys and great job in the 8U division this season!
5.18.19 | These boys were ready to play... unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans!
2.11.19 | Anddddd they're back! 7U Maddux got back to work this weekend and everyone was more than ready! Rotating through batting stations, the boys picked up right where they left off at the end of Fall 2018.
While they were aiming for 1st place, the boys battled through frigid temps against the only team that they had lost to all season. Effort and Attitude was the focus and each one of the boys gave it their all. Way to play hard until the end!
Coaches Justin Maddux, Matt Dalton & Josh Edwards get the team ramped up for another Fall ball game. After 80 minutes of quick fielding and hot bats, the team comes away with another win!
This week Coach Brittney got to chat with... -->KRUZ MICHAEL YOUNG<-- Kruz joined the Maddux Gold Tribe team in the Spring of 2019. His family has been a wonderful addition to the Team with mom-Kim behind the camera and dad-Brandon on the field. A little about Kruz.... Number: 13 Age: 9 Birthday: Sept 14, 2011 Grade: 3rd Sibs at home: Bradyn (11) Been playing for: 3 years Previous Team: Mariners Least Favorite Position & Why: “Right field. I get nothing hit to me. Next would be catcher” Favorite thing about being on Tribe: “I get to play with my friends and be with my dad.” Favorite Baseball Team: Texas Rangers Favorite Player: Centerfielder Mike Trout When he’s not playing baseball he is: practicing with his dad, watching sports, playing basketball, playing video games Other Sports Played: Basketball & Football If you could only play one sport, which would you play? “Baseball. I don’t want to get hurt.” Favorite Color: Lime Green Favorite Subject: Math; Triple Multiplication and Division Least Favorite: Writing & Reading Favorite Food: Burgers and Fully Loaded Burritos Favorite Restaurant: “Whataburger; #1 everything, no pickles, extra cheese.” Unique Quirks: Doesn’t like pickles on his burger but loves pickle pops What do you think about being a leader: “It’s a lot of pressure. If I mess up the whole team is watching. It’s good. But you just have to play smooth. Fun Facts: Kruz’s mom used to coached his basketball team; Kruz hit his first over the fence home run last week
7U Assistant Coach, Brittney Myers, and her family celebrate another TRIBE win!