Baseball tournament wins, championships, and successes from the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club in Dallas, TX

Incredible Memorial Weekend for the Tigers

Dallas-Tigers-logoThis Memorial Day weekend 2010 was an amazing weekend for the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club.

All Tigers Championship at Triple Crown Tournament (Coppell)
For the second time this season, Dallas Tigers Hernandez faced Tigers Vanlandingham in a championship final game. Out of 19 teams in the 14U age group the two Tiger teams battled all weekend to meet for the championship. Tigers Hernandez winning the previous championship game 16-1, but Vanlandinghams Tigers came to battle this Memorial Monday. After trailing 13-3 in the third inning of the championship game, Vanlandinghams club never gave up and it paid off outscoring Tigers Hernandez 17-0 in their final 4 innings to win the Triple Crown championship. Congratulations to Vanlandingham’s Tigers for winning and to both teams for fighting through the heat and several injuries to both teams. Great for the club. Thanks to both teams and parents!!

Tigers 13U in the Championship Finals
In Mansfield, Tigers 13u team lost to a very good Austin team in the finals 3-1. Way to go guys and thanks to the instructors for doing a super job with those boys!

Tigers Cecil 11U in the Championship Finals
At Railroad Park, Tigers-Cecil 11u team lost in extra innings 5-3 in the finals. It was an exciting championship game that ended after midnight Sunday night. I was present for the entire championship game and watched Cecils crew fight from 2 runs behind in the last inning to score 2 and tie the game and send the game into extra innings. Congratulations to all of Cecil’s boys and to coach Ernie Cecil to for teaching these boys how to compete.

As I have said all along, our program is a marathon not a sprint. Our society is one that thrives on quick results in this fast paced world of ours. As you can see by this past weekend, our boys have improved each and every weekend. This is a credit to all of our coaches and parents for their dedication. If you are in this club because of winning games and not the development of baseball players and young men, you need to find somewhere else to play. Our coaches do a great job of teaching kids the fundamentals and strategies of the game and will continue to do so as long as I am head of this organization.

Great job to all the teams, coaches and parents in the club.

11U Tigers-Ingram Runner-Up in 12U USSSA Tournament

The 11U Tigers-Ingram showed poise by finishing strong against some tough competition in the USSSA 12U AAA Beat The Heat tournament hosted at the Celina Baseball Complex in Celina Texas. In pool play the Tigers split, winning their opener 7-1 against the 12U Dallas Patriots-Blue on the strong arm of Cole Solomon who threw 3 hitless innings. William Adair notched the save coming in to get the final out of the 6th with bases loaded.

Game two faced the Tigers against a much bigger and stronger 12U Dallas Patriots-Red team who used power hitting and the long ball to subdue the Tigers pitching. The Tiger bats awoke too late even with their own homer off the bat of Ty Manning in the bottom of the 4th. It still wasn’t enough coming up short 10-5.

Bracket play on Sunday found the Tigers in a struggle against the 12U Southlake Dragons-Green. Jake Whitbeck managed to hold the Dragons bats at bay tied 2-2 through 5 innings along with a web gem catch in right by Cole Solomon. The Tigers took advantage of their home team at bat in the bottom of the 6th on a bases loaded ground ball error at third to steal the win 3-2.

Next they would meet their familiar foe, the other lone 11U team #1 seed McKinney Marshals, in what always proves to be a well played tough game. This one didn’t disappoint. The Marshals took a 2-0 lead into the 4th when the Tigers bats came alive. Four hits including doubles by Manning and Brandon Earnest pushed the Tigers ahead 4-2 and they never looked back winning 6-4. Jared Martin threw 4 solid innings for the win and Lance Russell completed the final two for the save.

The Championship game brought the Tigers face to face again with the power hitting 12U Dallas Patriots-Red. The Patriots also were armed with a big hard throwing lefty who the Tigers never really could get the barrel on. They did seem to break through in the bottom of the 6th with what appeared to be line drive hits to right and center but heads up plays by the shallow outfield threw both out at first and preserved the Patriots lead for their championship win, 3-1. Syler Shepherd threw 5 strong innings giving up one double on only four hits. It was a tough loss for the Tigers but they showed a lot of fight against a much more mature team with likely several players to have just turned 13.

14U Tigers-Hernandez Win Super Series Tournament Championship


Dallas Tigers 14U team coached by Tommy Hernandez took home the Super Series tournament championship this past weekend at Railroad Park in Lewisville, TX.  They run ruled DBat in the championship game 11-1.

Congratulations Tigers!

Also, 14U Tigers coached by Lynn Vanlandingham played very well all weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma USSSA tournament, but lost this weekend in the semi-final game 3-1.

9U Tigers in Finals at Cinco de Mayo, Irving

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The Dallas Tigers 9U-Polk had another weekend in the tournament finals at Texas Tournament Baseball Super Series Cinco de Mayo National Qualifier.  After going 1-1 in pool play they came to the park ready to play on Sunday.  In their second bracket game they protected at 1 run lead with great pitching by Quinn Bowring and tough defense.  Winning 3-2 got them to the finals to face the TC Titans.

Taking a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the 5th inning, the Titans tied it up 5-5.  The Tigers continued to battle but couldn’t hold off the Titans in the 6th inning.

We are proud of our boys effort and hard work.  As 9U Tigers keep playing 5 games every tournament weekend, the boys will continue to develop.  Congratulations 9U Tigers for another weekend in the finals!!

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Cinco de Mayo National Qualifier

11U Tigers-Ingram Take Runner-up in Strong OK/TX Shootout Field


In what turned out to be a rematch of the Shreveport Super NIT Championship between the Tigers and the Oklahoma Rays, the tables were turn as the Tigers came up short this time against the Rays 7-4 to come home with a very respectable 2nd place finish.  In what has become one of, if not, the largest regional tournament of the season the Dallas Tigers took it to the finals.

With a field of 48 teams the Tigers managed to earn a top 16 seed winning their three game pool heading into the Championship bracket on Sunday. After starting off sluggish in the pool with a 5-5 tie against a respectable Tulsa Cardinals team, the Tigers took care of business running off five wins to get to the rematch game against the Rays in the championship. Hitting was lead by the hot bat and fast feet of Ty Manning who clubbed three homeruns, two of which were grand slams. He earned them the hard way as all three were in the park round trippers. Manning went 7 for 13 and accounted for 13 RBI’s to lead the Tigers.  The offense continued to roll outscoring their opponents 74-28 in the seven games.

While the Tigers pitching seemed to waver at times it was once again a complete team effort that managed to guide them through a full weekend schedule. Jared Martin and Jake Whitbeck had strong complete game performances on the mound.

Congratulations to the Tigers for battling back through a full seven game weekend of play in another competitive tournament.

9U Tigers in the Championship Finals


Congratulations again to this years 9U Dallas Tigers for making it all the way to another tournament championship.  They battled all weekend at Heroes HDNet Ballpark and beat some tough teams in the Irving Canes and Prosper Crush on Sunday to face off with the DBat Mustangs Addison.  The boys ended the day with 2nd place, but achieved the weekend goal of developing themselves and playing 5 games in a weekend to improve.

11U Tigers-Ingram Earn Early Elite World Series Berth!!

2010 Shreveport Super NIT Baseball Champs

For the second year in a row the 11U Tigers-Ingram have earned a berth to the USSSA Elite World Series held at the Disney Sports Complex in Orlando Florida. After taking the championship game of the Shreveport Louisiana Super NIT qualifier March 28th in convincing fashion, they earned themselves an early berth to return to Disney. The Tigers went 6-0 over the weekend taking down a powerfully talented Oklahoma Rays team 6-3 in the late Sunday night Championship game. The Rays proved to be a very tough competitor with their own group of quality pitching and strong offense, ranked #2 nationally by Travel Ball Select. It was truly a team effort by the Tigers over the six games played, however it came down to pitching in which the Tigers are very deep. Jared Martin was a standout performer both on the mound and at the plate over the weekend of play. He picked up two wins on the mound going 5 innings against a strong Rays offense in the championship battling back from a 3-0 deficit going into the 6th inning. The Tigers bats finally came alive in the top of the 6th, erupting for 6 runs on 6 hits led by Martin who finished the tournament with 7 hits and 6 RBI’s. While the Tigers had to claw their way back to win two of the six they played, other complete game performances on the mound by Dawson Barr and Syler Shepherd proved to be too much for their opponents in route to the championship showdown. Tiger pitchers gave up only 16 runs over the 6 games while the offense came around late to produce a total of 41 runs and bat .321 versus their opponents .176 average.

Congratulations to the 11U Dallas Tiger-Ingram on their second 1st place finish in as many tournaments and earning a return trip to Florida in August!

Tigers 11U Spring Fling Championship

Dallas Tigers Baseball Tournament ChampionshipThe Dallas Tigers 11u coached by Anthony Walsh Seeded 1st and went an impressive 5-0 in the Spring Fling 11u Open tournament March 27th – 28th in Celina Texas. The 11u Walsh Tigers started playing together January 15th 2010 and in 2.5 months under Coach Walsh were able to bring home the champions trophy in their first ever finals game. Congratulations Coach Walsh and Tiger players.

The weekend started out slow in the early game Saturday morning with the team falling behind 6-1 after 2 innings. The boys pulled it together and rallied back to win 10-7.  The boys moved on to the second game of the day and decided they would not fall behind again in the rest of the tournament winning the second game handily 17-1.  In the third game the boys jumped on top early and never looked back in their 12-4 victory.  In the fourth game of the tournament the boys faced a different team than the team they beat 17-1. It was a much tighter game but in the end the boys won 6-2 to advance to the Championship game.  In the Championship with the boys wearing their Championship orange jerseys playing under clear skies and a full moon, the boys jumped out to a 2-1 lead early and never looked back in their 5-2 win to bring home the championship and complete a perfect 5-0 for the weekend.  It was truly a team effort over the entire weekend with 8 of 11 players pitching and no one pitcher reaching their maximum pitching outs.

Congratulations to the Tigers 11u-Walsh team for their championship!  Continue to improve.

9U Tigers in the Championship

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The 9U Dallas Tigers team earned a spot again in a baseball tournament championship game against DBat Mansfield.  Tigers scored one run early in the top of the 1st inning, but DBat was able to jump out to a 7-1 lead after one inning of play.   The Dallas Tigers then made a roaring comeback and outscored DBat 12-6 through 6 full innings, but lost in the bottom of the 6th with 2 outs on a bloop hit over the pitcher, 13-12.

“Getting down early and coming back the way we did says a lot about our team,” commented Coach Polk, “but what happened for our team out here this weekend was exciting.  We achieved our #1 goal which is always to improve players through the Tiger system and process, and give them big game experience.”

Dallas Tigers vs DBats Mustangs MansfieldCoach Polk added “Every player grew today, but the exciting part is we had several that made that jump up to their next level.  It’s exciting watching youDallas Tigers vs DBats Mustangs Mansfieldng players progress.”Dallas Tigers vs DBats Mustangs Mansfield