August 15, 2014
Doxakis sends West University back to title game
By Ryan Kimball
Lefty starting pitcher John Doxakis pitched a complete game two-hitter, striking out nine to lead West University L.L., West University Place, Texas, past Bangor East/West, Bangor, 7-0 Friday afternoon in the semifinals.
In a sense, the win avenged the league’s heartbreaking 5-4 loss to Bangor East/West on the final day of pool play in the 2010 series. That loss, coming compliments of a two-run home run in the seventh inning, prevented West University from advancing out of pool play to defend its 2009 World Series title while propelling Bangor East/West into the semifinals.
The boys from Texas wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning, as they took advantage of a crucial error by the host team, which was seeking to recapture the magic of its surreal run to the title game in 2010.