State champs

The Lufkin 11U team wrapped up the state title with an 11-8 win over Pearland East on Wednesday morning.

A memorable summer ended in fitting fashion as the Lufkin 11U All-Stars started fast and held on late en route to an 11-8 win over Pearland in the championship game of the Texas East state tournament at Tyler’s Faulkner Park Wednesday.

Lufkin built a 9-0 lead after two innings then held off a late Pearland comeback as it finished its three tournaments with a perfect 10-0 record.

Josh Havard’s email address is

josh.havard@lufkindailynews.com.