TAYLOR, MI — The Southwest USA baseball team lost to Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the final game of the Junior League World Series in Taylor, MI.
The Southwest USA team was made up of teens from Lufkin.
The win marks the sixth consecutive year the Chinese Taipei has won the World Series Final.
Saturday night, the Lufkin team defeated the team Manhattan Beach, California 5-2 to reach the championship game.
Six of the boys on the team were on last year's Little League team that reached the World Series final. They lost their championship game 12-2 against the international champion from Japan.
The Junior League is one step higher than the Little League. Players are typically between 13-15 years-old.
While the Little League World Series is held each year in Williamsport, PA, the Junior League World Series is at Heritage Park in Taylor, MI.
Like the Little League, Junior League teams are in two different divisions, one with teams around the U.S. and one with teams around the globe.
This year marks the first time a Texas team has been in the final since 2014. The last team from east Texas to make the final was the 2010 team from Tyler, who lost 9-1 in the final.