The 13u Tigers-Woods returned to the historic Richards Park in Waxahachie to win the RBI Jungle Classic championship after four consecutive 2nd place tournament finishes. Richards Park, originally built in 1916, was the spring training home to Ty Cobb and the Detroit Tigers, the 1919 World Champion Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Blues, and the Buffalo Bisons. More recently it has been the home of the Waxahachie HS Indians, Coach Kyle Woods alma mater where he was a varsity catcher letterman for the Indians. Coach Woods was eager to return to his hometown and show off his team to former coaches and fans and they did not disappoint. His Tigers went 4-0, giving up a lone run in the pool opener will scoring 33 collectively through their 4 games. In the championship the Tigers over powered the Texas Prospects with both hitting and pitching 12-0. JJ Montenegro was again dominant on the mound to get the win and lead all hitters in the game with 3 hits and 4 RBI’s. The rest of the team certainly helped give him plenty of support adding 9 more hits to his 3 while JJ held is opponents from mound giving up only 2 hits.
More impressive for Coach Woods Tigers is the fact that this was the teams 11th completed tournament of the season (bracket play was rained out in a 12th which they were 2-0 in pool play) and their 4th championship. That coupled with their 6 second place finishes, these Tigers have been to the championship game 10 times in 11 tournaments played this spring!! Coach Woods alma mater home field couldn’t have been a better place to break their second place string. It was a great weekend for the Tigers.