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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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14U Polk are Champs at MidSouth Select 30 in Mississippi

What a weekend for Dallas Tigers 14U Polk who went out to Southaven, Mississippi and brought home the hardware.  The Tigers had a tough road to sled after stubbing their toe in Game 1 of pool play on Saturday.  The Tigers came roaring back to run the table winning their next 6 games including beating Team Sandlot in the Championship.

“I cant put into words how proud I am of this team”, Coach Coy Polk commented.  “Our backs were against the wall and these guys showed everyone what they are made of.  They poured every ounce of energy into every game and played their tales off.  The best part of this Championship is no one will really understand what we went through to get there.  It was such a gutsy performance by everyone of those boys.  I think this TEAM proved to themselves what they’re capable of.  Absolutely amazing weekend.”

Way to represent the Dallas Tigers Organization fellas!!!  Keep on working hard!

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12U Burgos Champs at March Madness NIT

Congratulations to the 12U Victor Burgos Dallas Tigers for winning the USSSA March Madness NIT.  In the finals, they beat Midwest Elite 7-5.

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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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13U Polk are Champs at Baseball Nations

Dallas Tigers 13U Polk win the Championship at the 14UAAA USSSA Elevate and Celebrate Tournament at Baseball Nations this past weekend.

Tigers Polk offense had a big weekend scoring 65 runs in 5 games.  They were equally as tough on the mound and on defense only giving up 6 runs in the tournament.

“Our pitching, defense, and offense all came together at the right time,” Coach Coy Polk said.  “We executed very well and took care of the little things.  It took every single one of the boys to play as a team.  I couldn’t be more proud of how they came together.  We just need to get back to work and stay focused.”

Congratulations boys!!!  What a weekend!!!

14U AAA Champs

 

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Dallas Tigers Holder 12u wins USSSA NIT Season Opener

Jody Holder Dallas Tigers

On Sunday the Dallas Tigers Holder 12u was the last team standing at Euless’s Texas Star baseball complex in the 12u Major Division. Coach Jody Holder was very pleased with the team’s all around performance at this early stage of the Spring season. These 12u Tigers went undefeated in pool and elimination play and racked up 35 runs while allowing only 6 runs over the weekend tournament. They had 29 hits and Tiger pitchers secured 20 strike outs while walking only 3 batters. Congratulations Dallas Tigers Holder.

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12U Polk Champs over 13U Team Mizuno

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The rain held off long enough this past weekend in McKinney for Dallas Tigers 12U Polk to get the championship match up with 13U Team Mizuno. The game was a battle with Team Mizuno throwing a fire baller at the Tigers.

“We faced 2 hard throwers last weekend, but what we saw tonight definitely had more velocity. And he was throwing his breaking ball for strikes,” said coach Chad Polk. “Our kids battled and got some barrels on him and from the pitchers reaction he wasn’t used to that.”

Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and Team Mizuno came back to tie it up in the 3rd. In the 4th Mizuno took a 3-2 lead. Then bottom of the 4th, left handed hitting Jared Thomas leads off with a rocket double down the right field line. Thomas advances to 3rd on passed ball and Jonah McCormack hits a deep sac fly to bring in the tying run to make it 3-3. Next batter, Jayson Jones, walks and the clean-up hitter, Josh Hoover, hits a deep fly ball off right field fence for a double but Jones is thrown out at 3rd trying to advance. Now with a runner on second, 2 outs, and 2-0 count on Owen Peck the umpires suspend the game into rain delay!

“I didn’t get that …it has just started raining and we are a pitch away from either winning the game or inning over for clean stopping point for a rain delay,” said coach Polk.

Regardless, after the rain delay the tournament director called the tournament. Because of #1 seed status for the Dallas Tigers they were awarded the Champions trophy.

Polk ended saying this, “Hey, I’m proud of our guys and that’s a big momentum booster for our team! Physically we were overmatched by older kids and the guy on the mound was the best we’ve seen. Our hitters showed me something tonight. As for our pitchers, they were great all weekend, but what Walker Polk and Josh Hoover did tonight was exactly what gutty hard-nosed competitors do. They stepped up big on the mound for our team. Proud of those 2 young men and looking forward to seeing other guys do the same.”

Way to represent young men! Keep building the momentum!

14U Robbins Team Great Fall Baseball Start

The 14U Dallas Tigers – Doug Robbins team is off to a fine start in their first 2 fall baseball tournaments. They won the Matt Dozier 7-2 against Dallas Dodgers, and got Runner up against SunDevils 4-2 in the Triple Crown Tournament.

Way to go boys! Keep it up.

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11U-Ladehoff Season Opener Win at Baseball Nation

The Dallas Tigers 11U Majors – Ladehoff team opened their Fall season winning the Sunday Season Opener 11U Open Tournament at Baseball Nation (Triple Creek). The Tigers came from behind in their final at bat to beat Texas X-Treme 11U Majors – Potts 7-6. Great start Tigers!

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