Tigers – Vanlandingham 14’s Win Memorial Day Shootout in All Tiger Final


The Dallas Tigers – Vanlandingham 14’s utilized an offensive explosion this weekend to go 5 – 0 and capture the Triple Crown Memorial Day Shootout Championship.  The 19 team field saw an all Tiger Final, as Vanlandingham’s team met Hernandez team in the championship game for the second time this season.  The entire roster had big hits throughout the weekend, highlighted by 2 Home Runs from CJ Tyler, and a 2 run double from Drew Gooch and 3 run home run from Kyle Snyder in the Championship game.  The winning pitchers this weekend were Riley Wayland (2), Cameron Yates, Drew Gooch and Kyle Snyder.

Incredible Memorial Weekend for the Tigers

Dallas-Tigers-logoThis Memorial Day weekend 2010 was an amazing weekend for the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club.

All Tigers Championship at Triple Crown Tournament (Coppell)
For the second time this season, Dallas Tigers Hernandez faced Tigers Vanlandingham in a championship final game. Out of 19 teams in the 14U age group the two Tiger teams battled all weekend to meet for the championship. Tigers Hernandez winning the previous championship game 16-1, but Vanlandinghams Tigers came to battle this Memorial Monday. After trailing 13-3 in the third inning of the championship game, Vanlandinghams club never gave up and it paid off outscoring Tigers Hernandez 17-0 in their final 4 innings to win the Triple Crown championship. Congratulations to Vanlandingham’s Tigers for winning and to both teams for fighting through the heat and several injuries to both teams. Great for the club. Thanks to both teams and parents!!

Tigers 13U in the Championship Finals
In Mansfield, Tigers 13u team lost to a very good Austin team in the finals 3-1. Way to go guys and thanks to the instructors for doing a super job with those boys!

Tigers Cecil 11U in the Championship Finals
At Railroad Park, Tigers-Cecil 11u team lost in extra innings 5-3 in the finals. It was an exciting championship game that ended after midnight Sunday night. I was present for the entire championship game and watched Cecils crew fight from 2 runs behind in the last inning to score 2 and tie the game and send the game into extra innings. Congratulations to all of Cecil’s boys and to coach Ernie Cecil to for teaching these boys how to compete.

As I have said all along, our program is a marathon not a sprint. Our society is one that thrives on quick results in this fast paced world of ours. As you can see by this past weekend, our boys have improved each and every weekend. This is a credit to all of our coaches and parents for their dedication. If you are in this club because of winning games and not the development of baseball players and young men, you need to find somewhere else to play. Our coaches do a great job of teaching kids the fundamentals and strategies of the game and will continue to do so as long as I am head of this organization.

Great job to all the teams, coaches and parents in the club.

Sports Illustrated Coverage of Dallas Tiger Jake Thompson

Rondo-Sports-IllustratedThe Dallas Tigers Baseball Club’s very own Jake Thompson of Rockwall is in the current issue of Sports Illustrated (5.31.2010)!

Jake Thompson


Jake, a sophomore pitcher at Rockwall-Heath High, is 2–0 with 23 strikeouts and six hits allowed through three rounds of the state Class 4A playoffs. He also has two postseason home runs for the Hawks, the nation’s top-ranked team. This season Jake is 9–0 overall, with 93 strikeouts and a 0.74 ERA, and has thrown a no-hitter.

To see Jake on SI.com Faces in the Crowd click here.

To see Jake’s video, go to http://www.MaxPreps.com/videofaces

Congratulations Jake!  Tiger family is proud of you!


11U Tigers-Ingram Runner-Up in 12U USSSA Tournament

The 11U Tigers-Ingram showed poise by finishing strong against some tough competition in the USSSA 12U AAA Beat The Heat tournament hosted at the Celina Baseball Complex in Celina Texas. In pool play the Tigers split, winning their opener 7-1 against the 12U Dallas Patriots-Blue on the strong arm of Cole Solomon who threw 3 hitless innings. William Adair notched the save coming in to get the final out of the 6th with bases loaded.

Game two faced the Tigers against a much bigger and stronger 12U Dallas Patriots-Red team who used power hitting and the long ball to subdue the Tigers pitching. The Tiger bats awoke too late even with their own homer off the bat of Ty Manning in the bottom of the 4th. It still wasn’t enough coming up short 10-5.

Bracket play on Sunday found the Tigers in a struggle against the 12U Southlake Dragons-Green. Jake Whitbeck managed to hold the Dragons bats at bay tied 2-2 through 5 innings along with a web gem catch in right by Cole Solomon. The Tigers took advantage of their home team at bat in the bottom of the 6th on a bases loaded ground ball error at third to steal the win 3-2.

Next they would meet their familiar foe, the other lone 11U team #1 seed McKinney Marshals, in what always proves to be a well played tough game. This one didn’t disappoint. The Marshals took a 2-0 lead into the 4th when the Tigers bats came alive. Four hits including doubles by Manning and Brandon Earnest pushed the Tigers ahead 4-2 and they never looked back winning 6-4. Jared Martin threw 4 solid innings for the win and Lance Russell completed the final two for the save.

The Championship game brought the Tigers face to face again with the power hitting 12U Dallas Patriots-Red. The Patriots also were armed with a big hard throwing lefty who the Tigers never really could get the barrel on. They did seem to break through in the bottom of the 6th with what appeared to be line drive hits to right and center but heads up plays by the shallow outfield threw both out at first and preserved the Patriots lead for their championship win, 3-1. Syler Shepherd threw 5 strong innings giving up one double on only four hits. It was a tough loss for the Tigers but they showed a lot of fight against a much more mature team with likely several players to have just turned 13.

14U Tigers-Hernandez Win Super Series Tournament Championship


Dallas Tigers 14U team coached by Tommy Hernandez took home the Super Series tournament championship this past weekend at Railroad Park in Lewisville, TX.  They run ruled DBat in the championship game 11-1.

Congratulations Tigers!

Also, 14U Tigers coached by Lynn Vanlandingham played very well all weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma USSSA tournament, but lost this weekend in the semi-final game 3-1.

11U Tigers-Cecil Upgraded to Nationals (Majors)

Congratulations to the 11U Tigers coached by Ernie Cecil who have been upgraded from American to National (Majors) with Super Series Baseball.  This shows the hard work the boys put into their game and the progress they have made this year.  Congratulations Ernie and the 11U Tigers!