The Dallas Tigers 10U-Polk returned to Ardmore, Oklahoma this past weekend to defend their title from last year. And that they did.
With a pool of 48 teams, the Tigers were impressive all weekend in Oklahoma as they went 7-0 outscoring their opponent 83-8.
The Tigers started off pool play throwing back to back no-hitters. It wasn’t until their 3rd pool game they would give up their 1st hit. That would be the only hit they would give up in those 3 pool games and only walking 2 hitters. The pitching dominated pool play while the offensive unloaded putting up an impressive 53 runs.
The Tigers first game Sunday was a grudge match against a very solid Texas Desperados team. The Tigers were down 7-5 going into the bottom of the 7th with the tournament on the line. They would eventually tie the game again 7-7. With Jaxon Holder standing on 3rd base with 2 outs he would steal home. The Tigers “stole” the win from the Texas Desperados 8-7.
“It was a gamble and it worked out,” said Coy Polk. “Their pitcher wasn’t paying any attention to Jaxon, so I took a chance.”
The Tigers would go on to win their next two games convincingly, matching them up against Dallas Tigers South – Autrey. The Tigers-Polk pitching shut down the Tigers South offense with great pitching performances by Zach Rike, Tate Robbins, and Jordan Lawlar. The Tigers South pitcher threw a competitive game, but the Tigers-Polk offense was too much. The Tigers-Polk would go on to win the Championship 6-1.
“Our first game Sunday went into extra innings, and it really put our pitching in a tough spot. I had to extend Justin Clark who I wanted to save for later,” Coy Polk said of the game against the Depserados. “But the offense jumped out ahead in the last three games and it really took some pressure off our pitchers. The boys really played well all weekend as a team and that’s what won the Championship.”
Great job boys for winning Back to Back Championships in the Oklahoma Texas Shootout!!!