News from the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club

11U Polk Win USSSA State Championship

Dallas Tigers 11U Polk won the USSSA State Championship in The Colony this past week.  The Tigers battle it out with Tigers South to take a 7-4 victory.  This is the 6th time the Dallas Tigers Polk and Dallas Tigers South have met in a Championship game.

Great tournament win boys!  Complete team effort!

Michael Kopech Goes in 1st Round of MLB Draft

Michael Kopech baseballCongratulations to Michael Kopech of the Dallas Tigers on getting drafted in the 1st round of the 2014 MLB draft this month.  Michael has played in the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club since 14U and was a commit to University of Arizona.

To see more about Michael Kopech, visit and watch his prospect video.

Congratulations to Michael and the Kopech family!

Two Tigers Win Texas 5A State Baseball Championship

Congrats to Dallas Tigers Seth Jordan (West Virginia signee) and Connor Wanhanen (TCU signee) for winning the Texas 5A State Baseball Championship.  Seth started and pitched 5 scoreless innings and Connor received the game MVP award!  Way to go guys!!!

Dallas TIgers Texas 5A Baseball State Champions

11U Polk Take Home Super State Championship

Dallas Tigers 11U POLK, coached by Coy Polk, went 5-0 on the weekend winning the Travel Sports Baseball Super State.  The Tigers pitched and played great defense on their way to the Championship.  Congratulations guys!

Current Tigers Win UIL 2A Baseball State Championship

Congratulations to two long time Dallas Tigers, Ryan Cottingame and Jake Wilcox, for their team winning the UIL 2A Baseball State Championship yesterday in Austin, TX.  Sunnyvale defeated Troy in the UIL baseball championship game.  Way to go boys!

(left to right) Ryan Cottingame and Jake Wilcox

High School Baseball Tryouts

10U-Polk Team has Available Roster Spot

The 10U Dallas Tigers, coached by Chad Polk & Brett Bergman, have an open roster spot to fill this current season.  If you are interested in guest playing or trying out, please contact Chad at (214) 686-0096 or to discuss or schedule a private tryout.

DRIVEN: Evan Gattis Feature Documentary – Fox Sports

Former Dallas Tigers, Evan Gattis, is featured in an upcoming documentary called “DRIVEN: Evan Gattis, My Story”.  Check out the commercial below and check local Fox Sports program guide for airing of the show.

8U-Benson Finish Runner-up at Triple Creek McKinney

The 8u Tigers – Benson finished 2nd last weekend at Triple Creek in McKinney, TX.  We went 4-1 on the weekend, finishing 2nd in the 16 team tournament.  Congratulations boys!

8U Dallas Tigers - Benson

Former Tiger Clayton Kershaw and Current Tiger Bryce Carter Win Awards

Former and present Dallas Tigers take home prestigious national awards!

Former 4 year Dallas Tiger, Clayton Kershaw, received the 2013 Warren Spahn Award. The Warren Spahn Award is presented annually to the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. The award is named after Oklahoman and National Baseball Hall of Famer Warren Spahn, who holds the MLB record of 363 wins as a left-handed pitcher. Spahn Award rankings are based on a pitcher’s wins, strikeouts and earned run average.

This season, Kershaw became the first pitcher since Greg Maddux (1993-1995) to lead the major leagues in ERA for three consecutive seasons.

Current Dallas Tiger, Bryce Carter, was awarded the The Ferguson Jenkins Outstanding Student Athlete Award which recognizes 10 high school athletes and the outstanding high school baseball and softball coaches. This award is presented annually at the Warren Spahn Award Gala in Oklahoma City.

Congratulations men for the honor of these awards!

Clayton Kershaw and Bryce Carter

Former Dallas Tiger Clayton Kershaw & current Tiger Bryce Carter

Bryce Carter and Ferguson Jenkins

Bryce Carter accepting The Ferguson Jenkins Award

Clayton Kershaw

Former Dallas Tiger Clayton Kershaw - Warren Spahn Award Winner

Dallas Tigers North Rosters Set

First off, the Dallas Tigers North would like to thank every parent and player for working their butts off in the fall with us. This is the toughest time of the year for every coach.  Making adjustments to rosters is never easy, nor fun.  Unfortunately, that’s part of this game that will never change.  If you did not make one of the teams for the Spring, Coach Smiley, Neuman and Haynes will help you find another team and can be used as a powerful reference to another team for you….WITHOUT hesitation.  Fall Ball exit review meetings with parents and players will be held next Saturday.  Times will be emailed.
The Spring rosters are as follows:
Dallas Tigers – Haynes
1. Jaxon Haynes
2. Robert Fortenberry
3. Ethan White
4. Danny Paz
5. Hayden Faulkner
6. Shane Hatzmann
7. Cooper Roach
8. Josh Lanum
9. Tom Fowler
10. Ryan Medieros
11. Hudson Hefner
12. Cody Randle
Tigers – Neuman

1.    Sam Neumann

2.    Camden Hardy

3.    Alex Johnson

4.    Ryan Jones

5.    Brennan Hoad

6.    Patrick Turner

7.    Jaxon Webber

8.    Trent McCown

9.    Cole Scefik


1. Jayson Jones
2. Tyler Oneil
3. Ryan Ward
4. Eithan Long
5. Ryan Fedderson
6. Chandler Benson
7. Cade Mcgarrh
8. Will Glatch
9. John Poe
10. Nick Moore
Email Tommy Hernandez if you have any questions.