Dallas Tigers Vanlandingham wins AABC Regional Qualifier

16U Dallas Tigers Vanlandingham Baseball Team photo

Dallas Tigers Vanlandingham won the AABC Regional Qualifier this past weekend to earn a spot in the July Tournament.  Strong starting pitching from Garrett Hale led the Tigers to a 13-0 win in game one versus the Arlington Heat Walker.  Turner Larkings took the mound in game 2 and struck out 12 in 6 innings to lead the Tigers to a 8-0 win over Frozen Ropes Thornton.  The winners bracket game slated the Tigers against DBat Mustangs Guthrie.  Michael Kopech struck out 11 in 6 innings and Drew Gooch recorded the save in a 4-1 over the Mustangs.  The Tigers were led offensively by a 2nd inning solo Home Run from Parker Mushinski and a 5th inning 2 out, 2 RBI Double by Noah Lee.  On Saturday, the Tigers lost to the Arlington Heat 5-3 despite 4 strong innings on the mound from Joseph Heineman, a 2 run Home Run from Noah Lee and 3 Doubles from Garrett Hale.  The Championship Game Sunday  afternoon was a rematch with DBat Mustangs Guthrie.  The Tigers exploded for 3 runs  in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings in route to a 10-2 win.  The offense was led by Brett Jackson with 3 hits, and doubles by Noah Lee, Joseph Heineman and Cameron Yates.  Drew Gooch pitched a complete game, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 8 for the win.

Congratulations guys on winning the AABC Regional Qualifier!