16U Tigers Vanlandingham Win AABC World Series Qualifier

The 16U Tigers Vanlandingham won the AABC World Series Qualifier on Saturday.  The Tigers went 4-1 and beat Frozen Ropes in the Championship game 7-1.  The Tigers opened the tournament with a 5-3 win over DBat Guthrie with the help of a 3 run Home Run by Garrett Hale.  Turner Larkins threw 5 innings, giving up 1 earned run and Parker Mushinski earned the win.  Wednesday’s match up with Tiger Upchurch resulted in a 5-1 win.  Garrett Hale was the winning pitcher and Joseph Heineman got the save.  Thursday, the Tigers beat Frozen Ropes 4-2 to advance to the final four undefeated.  Joseph Heineman threw 2- 1/3 innings in relief for the win and Drew Gooch recorded the save.  Tigers Vanlandingham met Tigers Hernandez Friday in a final four match up.  Three of the remaining four teams were Tiger teams.  Brandon Maine threw a complete game for Hernandez in a 5-2 win over Vanlandingham.  Saturday’s championship game was a rematch of the winners bracket final.  Drew Gooch pitched 5 strong innings to record the win.  Joseph Heineman pitched the 6th to extend his streak to 20-1/3 innings without giving up an earned run.  Turner Larkins pitched a scoreless 7th to close out the tournament.  The Tigers were led offensively by Kelly Dorsett, Noah Lee and Alex Samples.  Tigers Vanlandingham improved to 19-5 on the season and are headed to Baylor this weekend to play in a 18U event.

Congratulations guys on a great AABC World Series Qualifier Championship!!

AABC World Series Qualifier Champions photo