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!