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14U Polk Expanding Roster

Dallas Tigers PolkDallas Tigers Polk 14U is looking to expand our roster for infielder and pitcher. This team has a long standing reputation of competing on a national level, and instructor Chad Polk is seeking difference makers that want to compete at the highest level. We are looking for families and players that are committed to being part of a group that want to compete in every tournament, work diligently at their craft, and parents that fully support their son in his endeavors. Team Polk is looking to expand our family.

high school baseball tryouts“This team quite possibly could be the most highly recruited team in Dallas Tiger history and we’ve had some incredibly talented teams get heavily recruited through the years,” stated Tommy Hernandez, Founder and club President. “They have baseball talent, the ‘it’ factor and best off all players and parents are great off the field. A true family.”

Coach Polk states, “This group expects to compete in every tournament we enter. Our expectation is to be in the championship game every time.  I don’t care if we win or lose, but I do care if we compete in every at-bat …every pitch …If we do this then this group has a chance in every game.” We preach execution. In order to execute, it takes diligent practices. We work harder in practice than we do in the games. The way we run practices is what has won this team many championships in the past.

“The road to college and professional baseball has already been paved for us with the Dallas Tigers legacy. We want players who aspire to play college baseball and are willing to prepare for that process now,” Polk continued.

This team has been in the finals or won a lot of tournaments, but the objective is to prepare the players for playoff baseball. We play a style of baseball that competes in big games and against good pitching

Notable tournaments:
2017 13U Club Nationals Champion on ESPN, Atlanta GA
2017 13U Perfect Game WBA Finalist, Lakepoint Atlanta GA
2017 13U USSSA Super NIT Champs, Southaven MS
2017 13U USSSA Super NIT Champs, Houston TX
2016 12U Perfect Game Super25 National Champs, Ft Myers FL
2016 12U USSSA Super NIT Champs, Dallas TX
2015 11U Travel Sports World Series Champions, Grapevine, TX
2015 11U USSSA Super NIT Champs, Oklahoma City, OK
2014 10U USSSA World Series, Gulf Shores AL
2014 10U Travel Sports World Series Champions, Grapevine, TX
2014 10U USSSA Super NIT Champs, Dallas, TX

Over the last 4 seasons, this team has won over 250 games.

To setup a private tryout, call or text Chad Polk directly at (214) 686-0096.

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Mid-South Super NIT

13U Mid-South Super NIT CHAMPS!

Mid-South Super NITThis past weekend in Southaven, Mississippi at the Mid-South Super NIT was the normal nail-biter the Dallas Tigers are accustom to.  Tight games, back-and-forth, come from behind victories, and athletic plays all in a typical weekend.

Notable victories in the Mid-South Super NIT quarter finals, semi-finals, and finals were a rematch with the Louisiana Tigers, Memphis Tigers, and Dulin’s Dodgers.

In the quarter finals, the Dallas Tigers found themselves down 6-0 at the end of the 2nd inning because of defensive miscues and Louisiana Tigers right hander on the mound dealing early.  But as the game would have it, our Dallas Tigers started chipping away beginning with a solo homer in the 3rd by Tommy Delaney to make it 6-1.  Then another solo homerun in the 4th by Trenton Shaw made it 6-2.  Then in the 5th inning with runners on, Jayson Jones and Walker Polk hit back-to-back doubles to bring the score to 6-4.  Ultimately with the bases loaded and 2 outs, Jacob Devenny hits a hard single up the middle to score 2 and tie the game 6-6.

With time expired, the teams went into tiebreaker format, bases loaded and no outs.  In the top of the 6th (extra inning) with bases loaded and no outs, Josh Hoover takes the mound and strikes out the first to batters faced and gets a ground ball to third baseman Jayson Jones for the final out.  It would be Owen Peck’s walk-off line drive single to center that would put the Dallas Tigers advancing to the semi-finals.

The championship game versus Dulin’s Dodgers, was an offensive slugfest.  Great hitters on both teams were difficult to contain.  The Tigers struck first with 1 run in the 2nd inning, but the Dodgers struck back with 4 runs of their own in the same inning (4-1).  The score was 7-3 after 3 innings.  In the 4th and 5th innings, Josh Hoover was able to hold the Dodgers to no runs while his team tacked on more runs to narrow the lead and ultimately tie it up.  Being down 7-5 headed into the 6th inning, the Tigers rallied and put on 6 runs as result of walk, 4 hits, 1 sac fly, wild pitch and a 2 run bomb by Trenton Shaw.  With time expired in the bottom of the 6th and score 11-7, we needed the last 3 outs.  The Dodgers gave some fight in the last inning scoring 2 runs, but the game ultimately ended with Josh Hoover hurling a full count called third strike for the win!  11-9 was the final score.

“We are just hard to beat, period. I sound like a proud coach, but this has happened many times.  Our guys just have heart and fight that you can’t teach,” said coach Chad Polk.  “We certainly had our share of defensive miscues that got us in those situations, but this is not a perfect game and sometimes you have to make plays as a team to overcome errors, mistake pitches, etc.  It takes a whole roster to do that.  Every one of our players contributed to the success of these games.”

In other notes, the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club won both the 13U & 14U Major divisions of this Mid-South Super NIT in Southaven, Mississippi.  Way to go Tigers!!

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13U Perfect Game Super25 North Texas Regional Champs

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The 13U Dallas Tigers Polk rolled this weekend on the mound and at the plate as they won the Perfect Game Super25 North Texas Regional Qualifier.  The team went 5-0 on the weekend scoring a total of 58 runs.

“We saw good arms on Sunday …game one had a right hander out of Tulsa, then a very good lefty out of Arkansas in game 2, and then in championship game BN Phenom always rolls out polished arms.  So overall our hitters faced good velocity and guys that can throw a few different pitches for strikes,” commented coach Chad Polk.  “Also, in a lot of cases we had hitters in 2 strike counts make productive outs either advancing runners, sac fly, or just 7+ pitch at bats.  Our guys show to be progressing.”

Dallas Tiger pitching on Sunday was solid striking out 19 batters and only 4 walks on the day.  Allowing only 2 earned runs on championship Sunday, the pitchers total ERA was 0.667.

Coach Polk commented about the pitching, “We saw our guys absolutely fill up the strike zone.  Not only that, but they are getting better each time out at managing the game.  Seeing them grow into better baseball players on the mound is what we love to see.”

The team will be playing in the Perfect Game Super25 World Series Invitational at LakePoint in Atlanta, GA this June.

Good work boys!

 

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13U Dallas Tigers Polk Champs in Houston Super NIT

The 13U Dallas Tigers Polk run the table in bracket play in epic fashion to win the Dual Super NIT in Houston, TX to clinch their birth to the USSSA Elite 32 in Orlando, FL.

In game 2, a walk-off grand slam led the Tigers past Rivals Elite. Rivals Elite took the lead in the top half of extra inning and the Dallas Tigers trailed 4-3 in the bottom of the inning. Jayson Jones hit a grand slam, driving in four runs.  Final score 7-4.

In game 3 against the Louisiana Tigers, the games only run was squeezed in by Josh Hoover giving his team a 1-0 lead. Trenton Shaw and Josh Hoover threw a combined no-hitter. In the final inning, the Louisiana Tigers had a runner on 1st and 2 outs who attempted to steal second base. Catcher, Walker Polk, threw out the would be base stealer at 2nd to end the game.  Final score 1-0.

In the championship game versus SL Select out of South Louisiana, the game was tight until Owen Peck delivered a bases loaded double giving the Dallas Tigers a 4-1 lead midway through the game. Tommy Delaney was dealing on the mound and earned the championship win for the Tigers. He pitched an efficient six innings, surrendering one run, only one hit, striking out six, and walking one.  Final score 9-1.

“Sometimes as coaches we get lost in the execution of each play during games.  Today was a day to set back and watch some very talented athletes do their thing,” commented coach Chad Polk.  “The boys made a lot of routine plays look easy, but we also had epic plays …diving catches, over the shoulder catch at warning track, a hit off the wall triple, one hop throw to the plate for last out of an inning, walk off grand slam, catcher throw out at second to end a game, combined no hitter, then a 1 hitter, bunt hits, clutch hits with runners in scoring position ….it just keeps going and was all in 1 day!”

Way to go boys! That’s Tiger baseball!

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12U World Series Champs Again!

The 12U Dallas Tigers picked up right where they left off in Florida by winning the USSSA World Series at Big League Dreams in Mansfield, TX.  Coming off a PG Super 25 World Series win in Florida, the offense continued for the Dallas Tigers.  The team scored 72 runs in 8 USSSA World Series games.

“The obvious thing was our offense just continued with very well hit balls throughout the lineup.  Being at the games though, we had games where teams scored in the first inning followed by our pitchers and defense shutting the other team down from then on.  Our guys just play with a lot of heart,” said coach Chad Polk.

In the finals, the Tigers had to beat Midwest Elite twice to clinch a championship.  Earlier in bracket play the Tigers suffered their only loss 3-0 to MWE.  In the first championship, Tigers run ruled them 16-4.  And in the second championship game they run ruled them again 21-4 in less than 3 innings of play.

Individual honors were handed out as well.  Josh Hoover and Owen Peck received co-MVP awards, and Trent Shaw received the offensive MVP award.  Congratulations boys on receiving these honors!

Keep up the good work boys.  Go get ’em at NYBC!

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Dallas Tigers Arias

14U Arias Champs at 15U Pastime Tournament

Congratulations to the 14U Arias Dallas Tigers for winning the 15U Pastime Freedom Classic held at University of Dallas.

Best of luck in the upcoming Triple Crown East Cobb Clubs National in Atlanta!

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Perfect Game Super25

12U Perfect Game Super25 National Champs

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Tigers bring home Perfect Game Super25 National Championship!!

At the Perfect Game Super25 held in Ft Myers, Florida, the 12U Dallas Tigers went into their first national world series of the season and came out on top. The team competed against teams from around the country and even Puerto Rico. They had a blast off the field as well. *** Click to view photo album ***

For the tournament, the team hit .491 with 10 home runs and 17 extra base hits resulting in 70 RBI and 81 runs scored. Pitching was equally as impressive with team ERA of 3.00 and WHIP of 1.469.

Individual awards went to Jayson Jones for offensive MVP and Jared Thomas pitching MVP.

In pool play, the Dallas Tigers went 5-0 defeating IBAHS of Puerto Rico, BC Phenom Elite of New Jersey, RTG Baseball of Florida, KBC of Kentucky, and Diamond Jacks Super 12 of New Jersey.

In game 2 of pool play, the Tigers had a pivotal game with BC Phenom Elite. Down 4-2 in the bottom of the 5th, Walker Polk takes the mound with no outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd. He shuts down Phenom hitters to hold them scoreless in the inning.

In the top of last inning with 2 outs and 2 runners on, Jayson Jones delivers a home run shot to dead centerfield to give his team the lead 5-4. The very next batter, Walker Polk, hits another homer to right field to extend the lead to 6-4.

The bottom of 6th inning, Walker takes the mound again to get the win and save for his team. Giving up 1 run in the inning, he bends but doesn’t break as the Tigers hold on to the win 6-5.

In semi-final bracket play, the 12U Dallas Tigers take on another nationally ranked team and program in Wilson MVP of Southern California. Jared Thomas takes the mound and deals. Giving up 1 run early, he then cruises and hurls 3 scoreless innings.

“Through 3 innings its 3-1 us. I’m thinking this is going to be a dog fight until the end and when to bring in our closer,” said coach Polk. “Then we rattle off 7 runs in the last two innings and just took the air out of the other team.”

Final score versus MVP was 10-2.

In the finals, the Tigers took on Indiana Ironmen. “Again, I’m thinking scrappy game. Ironmen just won the Travel Sports World Series at East Cobb Atlanta two weeks ago and have some recognition nationally. They’re a big physical team. We score 2 in the first and Ironmen answer back with 1 run. Then we go put up a 6 spot in top of 2nd off a very good pitcher.”

Trenton Shaw pitched and allowed only 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3 to get the win.

Caleb Bergman and Josh Hoover lead the team in offensive categories. Bergman went 3-for-3 with 3 RBI and 1 inside the park home run. Hoover was 2-for-2 with 4 RBI and a double.

Tigers went on to run-rule the Indiana Ironmen 16-2 in 3 innings of play.
“Clearly in 7 games, our boys were doing a lot of things right in ever facet of the game. The thing that sticks out to me the most is 2 out hitting. It just seemed like we always got the 2 out hit with runners on all week,” commented Polk.

“On paper it looks like we just rolled through this thing, but it was quite the opposite when you saw it. Pitchers were competitive with their pitches every at bat with a few clutch performances on the mound. Defensively, double plays were key throughout mixed with some amazing plays in the outfield. Offensively! Never seen anything like it. I don’t know that I’ve seen so many extra base hits and well struck balls up and down a lineup. The boys were all just clicking on all cylinders.”

The 12U Tigers are 24-1 in their last 25 games. Their only loss in that stretch was to a 13U team.

Keep it up boys! Go get ‘em in New York at NYBC!

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14U Arias take Home Triple Crown Championship

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The 14U Dallas Tigers coached by Steve Arias, put on a hitting display in the Triple Crown World Series.  In 8 games they run-ruled their opponents in 5 of those games.  The team racked up wins against the Banditos, Frozen Ropes, D-Bat, and Academy Select.  In the Triple Crown World Series, they outscored their opponents 79-17.

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12U Polk – 13U Triple Crown World Series Champs

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Triple Crown World Series title goes to 12U Polk.  Swinging hot bats, playing outstanding defense, and pitchers pounding the zone make this group of players tough to beat.

“Boys are tuned up for summer baseball for sure.  Our hitters are hitting a lot of barrels consistently.  Pitchers are aggressive in the strike zone because of the outstanding defense being played.  Fun to set back and watch,” said coach Chad Polk.

Keep it rollin boys!  Best of luck in Florida at Perfect Game Super25!

12 Dallas Tiger Teams in Championships this Sunday

The Dallas Tigers Baseball Club represented this weekend across the Dallas Ft Worth Metroplex. Thirteen, yes 12, Dallas Tiger teams were in the championship game of their respective tournaments.

“It isn’t uncommon to have a number of our teams in the finals on same day, but 13 in one day! My GameChanger app started a fire on my phone following all these games,” said Tommy Hernandez, President of the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club.

“So proud for our club kids, their parents, and coaches. What it tells me is we as a club are moving these players forward. Coaches are coaching them up and players are putting in the time to make their teams better. It also confirms we are the go-to club in town to develop players.”

“One of our instructors pointed out that if a team averages 25 plate appearances per game and plays 5 games in a weekend, that is 125+ at-bats in a weekend for 1 team.  This weekend multiply that by 13 …likely over 1,625 at-bats for our guys.  Not to mention, 3 of those championships were Tiger teams playing each other.”

Dallas Tiger teams in finals (5/22)

  • 9U Bazzell
  • 10U Bergman
  • 10U Benson
  • 11U Calhoun
  • 12U Holder
  • 12U Polk
  • 13U Polk
  • 13U Powell
  • 13U Ahearne
  • 14U Clark
  • 14U Arias
  • 15U Nutt

 

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