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14U PG Top Prospects and Select Baseball Fest Name Several Tigers

Perfect Game baseballCongratulations to Jayson Jones and Josh Hoover on being named to the 14U Perfect Game National Top Prospects.  They were selected after attending the 14U National Showcase in Ft Myers, Florida.  Way to go guys!

https://www.perfectgame.org/Events/Showcases/TopProspectList.aspx?event=7166

We are also proud to announce that Trenton Shaw has been named to the Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival 14U roster.  The event will be held Labor Day weekend at JetBlue Park in Florida.  Way to go T Shaw!

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DALLAS TIGERS EXPAND TO OKLAHOMA – PARTNER WITH WBO

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Dallas Tigers Oklahoma World Baseball Outreach WBO

The Dallas Tigers Baseball Club announces the expansion of its youth select baseball teams to Oklahoma through its affiliation with World Baseball Outreach (WBO) of Tulsa. WBO is a nonprofit based in Tulsa, Oklahoma whose mission is to guide youth on a life path that balances the mind, body and spirit and to build confident community leaders centered in Christ.

The Dallas Tigers have been recognized nationally as one of the premier youth baseball organizations in the country. More than 30 Tigers have been selected for U.S. National Teams, over 200 Tigers have gone on to play Division I College Baseball and over 40 Tiger Alumni have played in Major League Baseball.

The two organizations find a common purpose to promote the game of baseball by providing an environment where boys can participate as teammates in leagues and tournaments composed of highly competitive select traveling baseball teams. Both centered around player development, they prepare their players to play at the next level through training and assembling teams to compete on a national level. Through this process, these players are able to leverage maximum exposure through a brand known for delivering solid baseball players.

The club’s founder and president, Tommy Hernandez, has managed the club since its inception after a successful college career at Texas Tech University and playing two years for the Texas Rangers organization. “This club is about player development,” stated Tommy Hernandez, “and I look forward to working with WBO to prepare these Oklahoma players for high school and college baseball.”

Club coaches are retained as independent contractors to teach and motivate players and to develop their individual and team skills to their highest potential. The ultimate goal of the club is to place the players in college level programs or assist them in the professional draft process. According to Hernandez, “Regardless of the player’s current skill level, we work to make them better baseball players by teaching them to respect the game, their coaches and parents.”

Oklahoma tryouts for the new Dallas Tigers teams have yet to be announced.

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More College Commits for Dallas Tigers Players

We are excited to announce the latest in a host of Dallas Tigers players early committing to play college baseball.

Preston and Austin King committed to play at the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley (UTRGV).  The King brothers are in the 2019 class of Argyle High School.  They play for the 17U team coached by Tommy Hernandez and have been Tigers since 11U.  They also just came off an undefeated season at Argyle that led them to a 4A State Championship.

Baylor University’s latest commit, Ryan Patterson, is a 2020 at Prestonwood Christian Academy.  Ryan plays for the 16U Tigers coached by Steve Arias and has been a Tiger since 12U.

Brandon Troxler also recently accepted a scholarship to Wichita State University this Summer.  Brandon has been a Tiger since 10U and is currently on the 17U team coached by Tommy Hernandez.  Trox is a 2019 at Rockwall High School.

“We take a lot of pride in our players earning the opportunity to play at the next level,” said club President, Tommy Hernandez. “It is an achievement for the players and parents who have put in countless hours of energy through the tryout process that is years long.  Couldn’t be more proud for this latest group of college baseball commits.”

Congratulations fellas!

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Preston King

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Austin King

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Ryan Patterson

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Brandon Troxler

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Seattle Mariners Select Cal Hernandez in MLB Draft

Cal Hernandez - Seattle MarinersWith their 26th round MLB Draft pick, the Seattle Mariners select Cal Hernandez, 3rd baseman out of Oral Roberts University.  Atta boy Calvin!!

The Mariners get a much-needed third base prospect with Cal Hernandez, a junior from Oral Roberts University. Hernandez was All-Summit First Team last year after leading the conference in doubles and improved on his numbers over this season; this year, he helped lead the Golden Eagles to a conference championship and was named tournament MVP.

In 2017, Hernandez was named to the All-Summit League First Team as a third baseman ranking third in the league with 44 runs scored in his first season at ORU … Started 57 games, with all but one at the hot corner, and posted a .299 average with 11 extra-base hits, one home run and 10 doubles … Drew 26 walks for the year and drove in 27 runs … Belted his only home run of the season hitting from the left side at home against Wichita State March 21 … Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in his ORU debut against Little Rock … Posted multiple hits in four-consecutive games at Omaha and Oklahoma State going 9-for-17 from April 15-18.

As a junior at ORU in 2018, Cal was again named to the All-Summit League First Team as a third baseman and had 12 doubles, 34 RBI, posted a .329 batting average, and had .426 OBP. Defensively, he posted a .936 fielding percentage and even made the ESPN top 10 plays of the day.

PRIOR TO ORU
Played one collegiate season at Cisco College under the direction of head coach David Whitey in Cisco, Texas … Tallied a .327 batting average in 58 games for the Wranglers as the team reached the NJCAA World Series in 2016 … Posted 12 doubles, three triples and four home runs adding 37 RBI and 27 walks. Prepped at Coppell High School for a team that ranked in the top 10 in the nation … Was named Offensive Player of Year, All-State Second Team and First-Team All-District with the Cowboys.

Cal is also obviously a Dallas Tiger for life as he was born with a Tigers jersey on.

Proud of you Cal!! Best of luck in pro ball this Summer!

Cal Hernandez - Seattle Mariners

River Ridings

River Ridings Commits to TCU

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Another of the 2020 class commits! River Ridings has recently committed to TCU. He is a member of the Dallas Tigers 16U team coached by Steve Arias and Prestonwood Christian Academy class of 2020.

Congratulations Riv!

 

River Ridings

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Hunter Marshall Commits to The University of Oklahoma

Another Boomer Sooner!  Dallas Tiger, Hunter Marshall, recently committed to The University of Oklahoma.  He is a future 2020 grad at Keller High School and plays on Dallas Tigers Arias.  Congratulations Hunter!

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Hunter Marshall

 

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PG WWBA World Championship

Perfect Game WWBA All-Tournament Team

PG WWBA World ChampionshipJust last weekend the Dallas Tiger competed in the largest scouting event in the United States which is hosted by Perfect Game in Jupiter and West Palm Beach Florida.  Perfect Game has hosted this annual WWBA World Championship event since 1998.  The tournament holds host to some of the most highly recruited and sought after players in the country.  Of the players that have played in this event since its inception, 636 have played in the MLB, 4472 have been drafted, and 13,240 have committed to play college baseball.

Dallas Tigers have been invited and played in this event since its inception and this year the Tigers team, coached by Tommy Hernandez, had a great run making it to the final 8 of 88 teams in the tournament.  The team had some epic games throughout the tournament and even a walk-off win in bracket play.

Out of over 1,500 players, some individual players from this years Dallas Tiger Jupiter team were selected to the WWBA All Tournament Team.  With the event talent level and over 1,500 players in this event, it is an honor for these young men to earn the title of All Tournament Team.  Congratulations guys!

 

Jacob Meador

Jacob Meador – 2019

 

Dillon Carter

Dillon Carter – 2019

 

Hudson Polk

Hudson Polk – 2020

 

Logan Layer

Logan Layer – 2018

 

Jack Gray

Jack Gray – 2018

 

Seth Martin

Seth Martin – 2018

Zane Sloan

Zane Sloan Commits to Paris Junior College

Zane SloanZane Sloan recently committed to Paris Junior College as a catcher/shortstop. Zane has been a Dallas
Tigers for 3 seasons and has played for the 2018 team coached by Jeff Johnson. Zane will be a 2018
graduate of Rockwall High School.

Congratulations Zane!

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Hudson Polk Commits to The University of Oklahoma

Boomer Sooner!  Hudson Polk recently committed to The University of Oklahoma.  Polk began as a 9U Dallas Tiger and currently plays on the 2020 Tiger team coached by Steve Arias.  He will be a 2020 graduate at Coppell High School.  Hudson is also the first 2020 commit for OU Baseball and the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club.

Way to go Huddy!  Congratulations.

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Hudson Polk baseball

Hudson Polk baseball

Blake Beavan, Dallas Tigers Tryout

Blake Beavan to Open Dallas Tigers Ft Worth

Blake BeavanFormer first round pick in the MLB Draft and Dallas Tiger alum, Blake Beavan, will be opening the newest location and teams in Ft Worth!  Check here for tryout information and upcoming teams.

More COACHES needed!  The interest in Dallas Tigers Ft Worth has been extraordinary and we already have nearly a dozen teams coming together before tryouts have even happened.  BUT the player interest has been even greater so we need baseball guys to coach and instruct as more teams form. For information about coaching with the Dallas Tigers Ft Worth, please contact Blake Beavan: blakebeavan15@yahoo.com  OR  (214) 533-1247

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Being born & raised in the Lone Star State, Blake Beavan considers himself a true Texan. Growing up in Irving, TX he started playing select baseball with the Dallas Tigers at an early age. His teenage memories are filled with tournaments, traveling, and baseball friendships.

Blake attended Irving High School where he played Varsity all four years and led his senior team to win district. This was the first district title the school had held for baseball in 20 years. He was invited to play for the Youth Olympic team at 16 and the Junior Olympic team at 17. One of his favorite baseball experiences was at 17, pitching in Cuba against Cuba, where he pitched a 9 inning shut out.

Blake went on to be the Rangers 2007 first overall pick and started his professional career. In 2010, before his first start in the Rangers Triple A, Blake was traded to Seattle along with other team mates for Cliff Lee. Blake would have his major league call up with the Mariners in 2011 and continue his MLB career with them for the next four years. In 2015 spent the season with Arizona Diamondbacks.  Blake uses his baseball platform to reach another passion, kids.

He truly enjoys giving back to the future athlete and believes in sharing his God given blessings of knowledge and skill to impact the youth in a positive way.

Blake Beavan