The 13U Dallas Tigers Polk run the table in bracket play in epic fashion to win the Dual Super NIT in Houston, TX to clinch their birth to the USSSA Elite 32 in Orlando, FL.
In game 2, a walk-off grand slam led the Tigers past Rivals Elite. Rivals Elite took the lead in the top half of extra inning and the Dallas Tigers trailed 4-3 in the bottom of the inning. Jayson Jones hit a grand slam, driving in four runs. Final score 7-4.
In game 3 against the Louisiana Tigers, the games only run was squeezed in by Josh Hoover giving his team a 1-0 lead. Trenton Shaw and Josh Hoover threw a combined no-hitter. In the final inning, the Louisiana Tigers had a runner on 1st and 2 outs who attempted to steal second base. Catcher, Walker Polk, threw out the would be base stealer at 2nd to end the game. Final score 1-0.
In the championship game versus SL Select out of South Louisiana, the game was tight until Owen Peck delivered a bases loaded double giving the Dallas Tigers a 4-1 lead midway through the game. Tommy Delaney was dealing on the mound and earned the championship win for the Tigers. He pitched an efficient six innings, surrendering one run, only one hit, striking out six, and walking one. Final score 9-1.
“Sometimes as coaches we get lost in the execution of each play during games. Today was a day to set back and watch some very talented athletes do their thing,” commented coach Chad Polk. “The boys made a lot of routine plays look easy, but we also had epic plays …diving catches, over the shoulder catch at warning track, a hit off the wall triple, one hop throw to the plate for last out of an inning, walk off grand slam, catcher throw out at second to end a game, combined no hitter, then a 1 hitter, bunt hits, clutch hits with runners in scoring position ….it just keeps going and was all in 1 day!”
Way to go boys! That’s Tiger baseball!