16U Vanlandingham wins 18U Pastime Southwest Region World Series Qualifier at Baylor
Dallas Tigers Vanlandingham went 6-0 this weekend to win the 18U Pastime World Series Qualifier at Baylor University. In game 1, Turner Larkins, Drew Gooch and Michael Kopech combined to throw a complete game shutout in an 8-0 win vs. the 17U Dallas Patriots. In game 2, Ryan Weigel doubled and tripled to lead the Tigers to a 10-4 win over the Outlaws. Garrett Hale was the winning pitcher. On Saturday, the Tigers got 2 doubles from Noah Lee and 2 hits from Parker Mushinski to defeat the HC Reds 6-0. Joseph Heineman threw a complete game shutout to extend his scoreless earned run streak to 27 1/3 innings. The Tigers used an offensive explosion in the final pool play game to defeat the McKinney Marshals 13-5. Turner Larkins had 3 hits, but the day was highlighted by 2 homeruns from Joseph Heineman. Heineman hit a grand slam homerun in the 3rd and a 3 run homerun in the 5th for a 7 RBI game. Cameron Yates recorded the win on the mound. In the semi finals, Michael Kopech threw 6 scoreless innings with the help from outstanding defense from Alex Samples at shortstop. Turner Larkins recorded the save with a scoreless 7th inning and a 1-0 win over the Centex Prospects. The inning was highlighted with two circus catches by Joseph Heineman and Ryan Weigel in the outfield. The championship game pitted the Tigers against the Dallas Patriots East Texas 18’s. Turner Larkins tossed 3 effective innings. Drew Gooch came in relief and gave up 1 run over 4 innings, striking out 4 to record his 3rd championship game win of the season. The Tigers scored 6 runs, on 6 hits and had 3 RBI’s from Carson Vanlandingham to defeat the Patriots 6-2. The Tigers improved to 27-5 on the season. This Past Time World Series Qualifier tournament championship qualifies the Tigers for the 18U World Series in Akron, Ohio.