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The Dallas Tigers 9U-Polk had another weekend in the tournament finals at Texas Tournament Baseball Super Series Cinco de Mayo National Qualifier. After going 1-1 in pool play they came to the park ready to play on Sunday. In their second bracket game they protected at 1 run lead with great pitching by Quinn Bowring and tough defense. Winning 3-2 got them to the finals to face the TC Titans.
Taking a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the 5th inning, the Titans tied it up 5-5. The Tigers continued to battle but couldn’t hold off the Titans in the 6th inning.
We are proud of our boys effort and hard work. As 9U Tigers keep playing 5 games every tournament weekend, the boys will continue to develop. Congratulations 9U Tigers for another weekend in the finals!!
In what turned out to be a rematch of the Shreveport Super NIT Championship between the Tigers and the Oklahoma Rays, the tables were turn as the Tigers came up short this time against the Rays 7-4 to come home with a very respectable 2nd place finish. In what has become one of, if not, the largest regional tournament of the season the Dallas Tigers took it to the finals.
With a field of 48 teams the Tigers managed to earn a top 16 seed winning their three game pool heading into the Championship bracket on Sunday. After starting off sluggish in the pool with a 5-5 tie against a respectable Tulsa Cardinals team, the Tigers took care of business running off five wins to get to the rematch game against the Rays in the championship. Hitting was lead by the hot bat and fast feet of Ty Manning who clubbed three homeruns, two of which were grand slams. He earned them the hard way as all three were in the park round trippers. Manning went 7 for 13 and accounted for 13 RBI’s to lead the Tigers. The offense continued to roll outscoring their opponents 74-28 in the seven games.
While the Tigers pitching seemed to waver at times it was once again a complete team effort that managed to guide them through a full weekend schedule. Jared Martin and Jake Whitbeck had strong complete game performances on the mound.
Congratulations to the Tigers for battling back through a full seven game weekend of play in another competitive tournament.
Tigers Dominate in USSSA Finals!
Congratulations to the 14U Dallas Tigers for winning the championship at Railroad Park in Lewisville, Texas this weekend!
Great pitching, defense and some timely hitting helped lead the Tigers 14u-Hernandez win this past weekends USSSA tournament at Railroad Park in Lewisville. The Tigers won 4 games on Sunday winning 5-0, 5-2, 4-3 and 16-0 in the championship game. Bryar Barnes came in relief to pitch out of a jam in game 3 and closed 2 of the 4 games. Foster Sawyer and Brandon Maine pitched complete game gems on Sunday. Barnes also lead the Tiger offense.
TIGERS 14U-VANLANDINGHAM/ TIGERS 11U-INGRAM/ TIGERS 9U-POLK GET TO SEMI-FINALS!
In Tulsa, Vanlandinghams 14u Tigers fell a short in extra innings. Our Tiger boys played well all weekend and really came together as a team in Oklahoma.
At Railroad Park, the Tigers 11u-Ingram team didn’t have their “A” game in a semi-final slugfest being outscored 16-13. Our kids battled back from a big deficit, but just couldn’t catch up.
In Dallas, our Tigers 9u- Polk team was outlasted in the semi-finals. Polk’s club came back to show alot of character to beat the Canes 7-4 on Sunday. The Canes beat us 19-0 on Saturday. Way to go boys!!
Congratulations again to this years 9U Dallas Tigers for making it all the way to another tournament championship. They battled all weekend at Heroes HDNet Ballpark and beat some tough teams in the Irving Canes and Prosper Crush on Sunday to face off with the DBat Mustangs Addison. The boys ended the day with 2nd place, but achieved the weekend goal of developing themselves and playing 5 games in a weekend to improve.
DALLAS TIGERS ~ HERNANDEZ softball team understands that investing in their community is a great way to give back to those who may need a little helping hand. While the Dallas Tigers ~ Hernandez host a number of Volunteer effort and non-profit organizations that widely support our community, the DALLAS TIGERS recognize that they can’t do it alone.
The Dallas Tigers ~ Hernandez team is made up of successful members of the surrounding communities, and has made a committed to accept the responsibility to help those that are less fortunate and contribute to the common good. “The Dallas Tigers players and families understand that while they may not always be able to provide dollars, giving their time is just as important and often times much more in need than money”, said Nesa Grider team administer.
One of the Dallas Tigers recent community project was in support of Books for Troops. Camp Al Sayliyah is the main R&R base for troops throughout the Middle east; including Iraq, Kuwait and, Afghanistan. Troops who arrive here for their 4 day R&R visit are an amazing mix of Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. They have four brief days to relax, try to remember what being a civilian is like, often just wanting to kick back and enjoy a good book.
The Dallas Tigers ~ Hernandez collected in excess of 900 books for the US Troops and were thrilled to provide some enjoyment to our Troops, even for a short time. The Dallas Tigers ~ Hernandez anticipating a triumph spring season, but more importantly are excited at the prospect of being united to making a difference in the our community one step at a time.
For the second year in a row the 11U Tigers-Ingram have earned a berth to the USSSA Elite World Series held at the Disney Sports Complex in Orlando Florida. After taking the championship game of the Shreveport Louisiana Super NIT qualifier March 28th in convincing fashion, they earned themselves an early berth to return to Disney. The Tigers went 6-0 over the weekend taking down a powerfully talented Oklahoma Rays team 6-3 in the late Sunday night Championship game. The Rays proved to be a very tough competitor with their own group of quality pitching and strong offense, ranked #2 nationally by Travel Ball Select. It was truly a team effort by the Tigers over the six games played, however it came down to pitching in which the Tigers are very deep. Jared Martin was a standout performer both on the mound and at the plate over the weekend of play. He picked up two wins on the mound going 5 innings against a strong Rays offense in the championship battling back from a 3-0 deficit going into the 6th inning. The Tigers bats finally came alive in the top of the 6th, erupting for 6 runs on 6 hits led by Martin who finished the tournament with 7 hits and 6 RBI’s. While the Tigers had to claw their way back to win two of the six they played, other complete game performances on the mound by Dawson Barr and Syler Shepherd proved to be too much for their opponents in route to the championship showdown. Tiger pitchers gave up only 16 runs over the 6 games while the offense came around late to produce a total of 41 runs and bat .321 versus their opponents .176 average.
Congratulations to the 11U Dallas Tiger-Ingram on their second 1st place finish in as many tournaments and earning a return trip to Florida in August!
The Dallas Tigers 11u coached by Anthony Walsh Seeded 1st and went an impressive 5-0 in the Spring Fling 11u Open tournament March 27th – 28th in Celina Texas. The 11u Walsh Tigers started playing together January 15th 2010 and in 2.5 months under Coach Walsh were able to bring home the champions trophy in their first ever finals game. Congratulations Coach Walsh and Tiger players.
The weekend started out slow in the early game Saturday morning with the team falling behind 6-1 after 2 innings. The boys pulled it together and rallied back to win 10-7. The boys moved on to the second game of the day and decided they would not fall behind again in the rest of the tournament winning the second game handily 17-1. In the third game the boys jumped on top early and never looked back in their 12-4 victory. In the fourth game of the tournament the boys faced a different team than the team they beat 17-1. It was a much tighter game but in the end the boys won 6-2 to advance to the Championship game. In the Championship with the boys wearing their Championship orange jerseys playing under clear skies and a full moon, the boys jumped out to a 2-1 lead early and never looked back in their 5-2 win to bring home the championship and complete a perfect 5-0 for the weekend. It was truly a team effort over the entire weekend with 8 of 11 players pitching and no one pitcher reaching their maximum pitching outs.
Congratulations to the Tigers 11u-Walsh team for their championship! Continue to improve.
The 9U Dallas Tigers team earned a spot again in a baseball tournament championship game against DBat Mansfield. Tigers scored one run early in the top of the 1st inning, but DBat was able to jump out to a 7-1 lead after one inning of play. The Dallas Tigers then made a roaring comeback and outscored DBat 12-6 through 6 full innings, but lost in the bottom of the 6th with 2 outs on a bloop hit over the pitcher, 13-12.
“Getting down early and coming back the way we did says a lot about our team,” commented Coach Polk, “but what happened for our team out here this weekend was exciting. We achieved our #1 goal which is always to improve players through the Tiger system and process, and give them big game experience.”
Coach Polk added “Every player grew today, but the exciting part is we had several that made that jump up to their next level. It’s exciting watching young players progress.”
Our Tiger Family member, 11U coached by Ernie Cecil, made it to the finals in the Heroes Tournament battling back from a 2 run deficit in the last inning to 6-3 . Ronnie Taylor pitched the entire game before coming out tired in the last inning with two runners on and no outs. Top defensive play kept the Tigers in the game and held the opponent to 3 runs through 6 innings. Stefanek came in, walked his first batter to load the bases, and next fought back to get two outs. Next batter – with two outs and two strikes – for the Waxahachie Marlins hit a walk-off Grand Slam to win the game. Final score 7-6 Marlins.
Coach Cecil commented, “This prooved to be a good start to what looks to be a very good year.”
As painful as that has to be, the Dallas Tigers still played well and took second in their first complete tournament of the season. Congratulate them on their 2nd place finish the next time you see them.