14 U Vanlandingham won USSSA State Championship

The 14U Dallas Tigers – Vanlandingham team won the USSSA State Championship this weekend at Big League Dreams in Mansfield. The Tigers out scored their opponents 35-10 in 5 games.  Sunday was highlighted by 3 complete game performances.  Drew Gooch pitched a complete game in a hard fought 4-3 win over the Arlington Heat.  Seth Mullis hit a 2 run home run to open the scoring.  In the bottom of the 6th, CJ Tyler hit a game winning double to send the Tigers to the next round.  In the semi-finals, Cameron Yates threw a complete game shut out to beat DBAT Mustangs-Brady 9-0.  Not to be out done, Alex Samples tossed a complete game shut out in the championship game, and added 2 doubles at the plate to lead the Tigers to a 16-0 win over the Dallas Stars.  Chase Collins produced offensive fire power from the middle of the lineup all weekend and Ryan Weigel stole 6 bases in 5 games.  Defensively, Joseph Heineman and Brady Usherwood made 2 spectacular plays to end potential threats from the opponents.  The Tigers improved to 35-12-1 on the season.