Glen Rose brought home the hardware after an undefeated weekend in Eastland.
The Tigers were awarded the first place trophy after knocking off Bangs 10-8, De Leon 11-0 and tournament host Eastland 9-7.
In Friday’s tourney opener, unearned runs allowed Bangs to keep it close and chase Immanuel Morales from the mound after just three-and-a-third innings.
Morales allowed four runs - only one earned - in his short outing on six hits. He also struck out six hitters.
RJ Nowak came in to finish out the final two-and-two-thirds innings but again was hurt by unearned runs. Nowak allowed four runs to cross the plate but none were earned.
The junior right hander allowed just one hit and K’d two.
Collin Lane went 3-4 from the dish with a pair of RBIs while Ty Taylor went 4-4 with two RBIs.
Kevin Brooks was also 2-3 from the plate.
In the Friday nightcap, Colt Plaster went the distance in the 11-0 mercy-ruling of the Bearcats.
Plaster allowed three hits and struck out nine in five innings.
Most of Glen Rose’s offense came from De Leon’s struggles to hit the strike zone.
Baker Ingram walked twice and went 1-2 from the plate with an RBI while Plaster scored three runs without recording a hit. The senior pitcher walked twice and reached on a De Leon error.
Lane added an RBI double for his only hit of the game.
Eastland awaited the Tigers in the Saturday finale and the Tiger bats weren’t through yet.
Plaster went 3-5 from the dish with an RBI while Reagan Rotan added a 2-4 day with three runs scored.
Nowak, Curry Mapes and Dylan Rodriguez each had one hit with Rodriguez’s going for two bases.
Ingram started and went five-and-two-thirds, allowing two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts.
Jimmy Darch came in for an inning of relief and allowed three runs on one hit. Mapes got the final out via strikeout after allowing a run.