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!!