The 16U Easton Tigers Gold team began the DSP Annual Midwest Classic Tournament with 8:30am and 10:45am victories over the Midwest Dodgers and Missouri Gators on Thursday, July 9. Then, on Friday, they lost 5-4 to the GBA Potter team. On Sunday they bounced back with a 7-0 shutout of the Gateway Bruins. The 3-1-0 record and +11 run differential put the Tigers Gold in the championship game. But the top seed Leathernecks proved to be too much for the Tigers. The Leathernecks won the championship, going undefeated in the 5 games.