FARMINGTON — It has been a successful summer for many youth baseball teams in the area.
Two more teams have qualified to continue playing in a world series.
Here is look at which teams will be going:
The Mean Green will be heading to the American Amateur Baseball Congress' Willie Mays World Series in Coamo, Puerto Rico beginning July 26.
The 10-and-under team qualified by winning the South Plain Regional Tournament in Santa Fe July 10 through 14.
The Mean Green had an up-and-down season, finishing third in the Willie Mays City League, but the team gelled just ahead of the Regional.
"We ended up taking three nine-year olds. A lot of it could be contributed to their new energy and our core players took up the challenge," said assistant coach Mike Carney. "Everybody was more competitive."
The Mean Green went 6-0 at the tournament, winning five games via run rule including the title game against the Farmington Steel.
"The kids were very juiced up. Everybody went crazy," Carney said. "They had the big dog pile and some of the parents brought out ginger ale and sprayed the kids down."
The team is comprised of 12 players -- 10 from Farmington, one from Kirtland and one from Crownpoint.
They will be one of eight teams in the series with their first game coming against the Bunker Hill Braves, a team from Waterbury, Conn., that qualified out of the North Atlantic Regional on July 27.
Blue Chip Baseball:
Blue Chip Baseball won the Continental Amateur Baseball Association's Colorado State Championship in Denver, qualifying them for the CABA World Series in Marietta, Ga.
"They're really excited. We really didn't know what to expect," said head coach Jason Alshouse. "We're undefeated in Denver, winning this tournament and the Cinco de Mayo (tournament)."
Eight boys from Farmington, along with three from Boulder, Colo., and two from Denver, will be going to the series beginning Aug. 15.
The eight Farmington boys play with the Black Sox in the Pee Wee Reese city league and Alshouse credited the team's association with Blue Chip Baseball for allowing them to attend tournaments and have a successful season.
"Most of the core have done tournaments in Albuquerque, and we've played a lot of the local teams, but we've decided to do something different," he said. "Playing with them gives us the hook up to kids from the Denver Area. I'll let them know how many openings we have, and they'll get a hold of their contacts to fill out the roster."
Joshua Perry covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @jperrysuu.