2007 CBL Championship

This page is dedicated to the 2007 Continental Baseball League championship series.  It took place in Texas City, Texas in August 2007.  It featured three teams (Bay Area Toros, Tarrant County Blue Thunder, and the Texas Heat).  It featured a tournament-style of championship with the Tarrant County Blue Thunder getting a “bye” due to leading the 2007 CBL regular season in win percentage.

The Blue Thunder won the championship series.

BOX SCORE FROM FINAL GAME PLUS RECAP OF THAT GAME

Found an archived snapshot of the final game (game 2) of the 2007 CBL Championship Series which saw the Tarrant County Blue Thunder defeat the Bay Area Toros by a final score of 6-3.  The information came from this Wayback Machine link:  https://web.archive.org/web/20080927121657/http://www.bluethunderprobaseball.com/news/pressreleases/index.html?article_id=79

Blue Thunder Take Home Championship

The Blue Thunder captured the first ever CBL Championship. The beat the Bay Area Toros 6-3 Sunday night in Texas City. Joseph Pagan is named CBL Championship Series MVP.

Marcus Thornton led the way Sunday night pitching a complete game. He held the Toros to only 3 runs in 9 innings pitched. He didn’t have his best stuff, but battled all night. He was able to throw his breaking pitch for strikes & kept the Toros hitters off balance.

 

Joseph Pagan was 6-8 with 2 HR in the CBL Championship Series.

Here is the box score from that game:

Bay Area Toros at Tarrant County (Game 2)
Aug 19, 2007 at Texas City, Texas (Robinson Stadium)
Bay Area Toros 3

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Mike Medrano 3b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Cassidy Dresch ss........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 2
Kyle Wade lf............. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Brett Crossland 1b....... 4 0 0 0 0 2 9 1 1
Josh Odell 2b............ 4 2 2 0 0 0 3 2 0
Zack Williams dh/p....... 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Marcus Chandler rf....... 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 0
Drew Caraway cf.......... 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
Michael Colvin c......... 2 0 1 1 1 1 6 1 2
Coy Lay ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Keegan Laycock p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals................... 30 3 7 3 2 5 24 12 6
Tarrant County 6

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Josh Blackstock ss....... 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 0
Lamont Jordan 2b......... 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 5 0
Joseph Pagan c........... 3 0 2 2 1 0 5 0 0
Karl Krailo dh........... 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Washington lf.... 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
Estevan Quintana rf...... 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
James Belt cf............ 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Adriel Fiallo 3b......... 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0
Alan Betourne 1b......... 2 2 1 1 1 1 11 0 0
Marcus Thornton p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals................... 29 6 7 6 5 7 27 12 5
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Bay Area Toros...... 020 001 000 - 3 7 1
Tarrant County...... 000 042 00X - 6 7 1
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E - Caraway, D.(2); Betourne, A.(1). DP - Blue Thunder 1. LOB - Toros 6;
Blue Thunder 5. 2B - Betourne, A.(1). SH - Medrano, M.(1); Dresch, C.(1);
Williams, Z.(1); Belt, J.(1). SF - Caraway, D.(1).
Bay Area Toros         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Keegan Laycock...... 4.2 2 4 4 4 5 16 20
Zack Williams....... 3.1 5 2 2 1 2 13 15
Tarrant County         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Marcus Thornton..... 9.0 7 3 2 2 5 30 36
Win - Thornton, M. (1-0).  Loss - Laycock, K. (0-1).  Save - None.
Umpires -
Start: 7:15 Time: 2:11

 

 

Photos

Here is a set of random photos from the awards and different games of the 2007 CBL championship:

Articles

Here is a recap and box score from the final game of the 2007 CBL championship series in Texas City.  The Tarrant County Blue Thunder defeated the Bay Area Toros by a final score of 6-3.  The link you will click is an archive.org (Wayback Machine) snapshot from the original TarrantProBall.com website:  click here

Article about the first day of the CBL playoffs with a short recap featuring the Bay Area Toros defeating the Texas Heat, but the Toros then losing in the second game to the Tarrant County Blue Thunder.  It then mentions the next afternoon’s schedule of the Heat and Toros to play in an elimination game with the winner then facing the Blue Thunder for the championship game that night:  https://www.chron.com/sports/article/AROUND-SPORTS-Toros-top-Heat-in-CBL-postseason-1837740.php

Baseball-reference.com page about the Blue Thunder, mentioning the 2007 championship:  https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Tarrant_County_Blue_Thunder

Here is a forum link mentioning the Blue Thunder winning the championship:  http://www.mwcboard.com/index.php?/topic/9424-they-win-the-cbl-championship/

Link about the 2007 playoffs/championship series and quotes from Jim Bolt about the Toros and the field at Robinson Stadium in Texas City:  http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/article/CBL-championships-It-s-a-new-ballgame-for-Toros-9585933.php

Videos

Here is a video taken after the game with Curtis Wilkerson, Eddie Aguilar, Alan Burt and championship series MVP Joe Pagan:

Here is a short video clip taken right before the National Anthem during the playoffs when the Texas Heat faced the Bay Area Toros: