The Tigers dominated the Houston MSBL 55+ division with a perfect 10-0 record and roared through the playoffs to claim the fall championship title. Tiger’s ace pitchers: Joe Ainsworth, Al Wall and Lonnie Guest carried the load as the Tigers hitters ran the table with ease by outscoring their opponents 126-47 for the season. Al Wall went 4-4 in the championship game and pitched 3 strong innings in relief as the Tigers defeated the Stars 14-4. Team MVP; Joe Ainsworth threw 6 innings and K’d - 10 batters in the semifinal game to pick up a 12-4 win against the Hombres. Tiger All-Star’s: Joe Milcoun, Les Guest, Geoff Giacco and Neil Miles combined to ensure the team’s dominance throughout. It was a total team effort by all our players to go undefeated and play at such a high level consistently, everyone contributed with teamwork, on and off the field. Give credit to Houston Hardball League and head coach James Janczak of Katy Morton Ranch HS for the opportunity to play competitively on a quality field every Sunday. It’s a fraternity of baseball brothers and we look forward to playing each and every game.
It was the Tiger’s 3rd championship and the 1st undefeated season by any team in the Houston area.
~ Neil Miles
Houston Hardball League is a Men's Baseball organization committed to playing the highest quality of traditional baseball on a regular basis in and around the Houston Metro Area. Membership is made up of business professionals, former pro, college, and high school athletes, coaches, and average everyday working men. League members are serious amateur athletes of various skill levels that conform to modified MLB National League rules, with professional style replica uniforms, and carefully kept stats who exhibit a special commitment in their chosen sport, their professions, their families, and as contributors to the well-being of their communities at the highest ethical standards.
Houston Hardball League is affiliated with the national organization, Men's Senior Baseball League, which enables members the opportunity to travel and participate abroad in tournaments all over the country including regional tournaments across Texas, and play on MLB Spring Training Complexes in the MSBL World Series and Fall Classic held in Arizona and Florida in late fall each year.