The 13U Tigers-Woods made it two in a row playing up an age group for the second consecutive weekend, winning the 14U USSSA Suns Out Guns Out tournament at Triple Creek Academy in McKinney. The Tigers bats erupted for 5 homeruns in 6 games finishing a perfect 6-0 against their 14U opponents. The Tigers had to battle back in both pool games on Saturday to win in walk off fashion. The opener was against the scrappy Midland Drillers, but the night belonged to Cole Solomon who came up with the big blow in the bottom of the 5th with time expired to drive a 3 run homer over the left field fence and seal the win. He came through again in game two, this time driving in the tying run in the bottom of the last inning followed by Bo Dallas’ RBI hit to finish the come from behind win against the East Texas Extreme. JJ Montenegro and Lance Russell provided the homerun power in game three’s 6-2 victory over the Canyon Mudcats. The Tigers jumped out early in game 4 against the Mansfield Young Guns on the bat of Canaan Smith who delivered a grand slam in the 1st inning. They never looked back with a 13-2 bracket win. In game 5, the Tigers showed a lot more clout this time against the East Texas Extreme with a solid 7-1 victory on team hitting, solid defense, and strong pitching by William Adair and Ty Manning. The championship pitted the Tigers against a worthy Wise County Raiders opponent, however in the 3rd the Tiger chased the Raiders starter and opened up the game with an 8 run inning. JJ Montenegro delivered the final run rule blow in the 4th with a towering homerun and gave the Tigers their second consecutive championship with a 12-0 shutout and a complete game win on the mound allowing only 2 hits.
It was a great weekend for the Tigers Baseball Club, sharing Championship honors with the 9U Tigers-Polk. Most of the 13U Tigers stuck around late Sunday to watch Polk’s young Tigers take the gold rings as well, in the 10U division (pictured below). Great job Tigers!!