The Bossier All-Stars won the Little League 11-12 state softball tournament Wednesday night in Jonesboro.
Bossier defeated Evangeline 5-1 in the championship game. The teams had split two earlier games in the tournament.
Bossier qualified for the Southwestern Regional tournament, which starts July 24 in Waco, Texas.
Bossier outscored its opponents 52-19 in the tournament.
Madison Ennis, a student at Greenacres, pitched a perfect game to help Bossier reach the title game.
Benton Middle’s Taylor Jones was the winning pitcher in the championship game.
Bossier scored all five of its runs in the third inning. Jones, Ennis and Kourtnee White had hits, and Brooklyn Brandon had a three-run homer.
Other players who contributed to the title are Jessica Baffuto, Jordi Brothers, Lexi Gray, Allie Hunt, Hannah Borah, Mackenzie Chaffin, Angel Martin, Jillian Cochran and Kat Peterson. Julie Cochran is the manager.
Two youth baseball state tournaments get under way today in Bossier Parish.
The Dixie O-Zone (11-12-year-olds) state tournament is being played at the Lawson “Bo” Brandon Sports Complex in Princeton.
The Little League Junior (12-14 year-olds) state tournament is at Airline High School.
Eight teams will vie for the O-Zone state championship, including two from Bossier Parish.
The District 4 champion Bossier All-Stars face District 8 champion Pineville in a first-round game at 3 p.m.
The Haughton All-Stars, who qualified as the host team, play District 8 runner-up Tioga at 8 p.m.
In other first-round games, District 4 runner-up Shreveport meets District 4/5 champ East Ouachita South at 12:30 p.m. and District 6 champion Covington plays District 4/5 runner-up Ruston at 5:30.
The tournament runs through Tuesday.
Five teams are playing in the Little League Junior tournament — District 4 champion Shreveport, Bogalusa, Mid City, Avoyelles American and Jackson Parish.
The tournament runs through Wednesday.
Other Bossier Parish teams begin play in Little League and Dixie district tournaments throughout the state today and Saturday.
The Bossier Americans open play in the Little League 9-10 state tournament Saturday in Lafayette. The Bossier Americans 10-11 All-Stars begin play tonight in their state tournament in Alexandria.
The District 4 champion Bossier City All-Stars and runner-up Benton All-Stars begin play in their respective AAA (10-year-olds) regional tournaments today.
Bossier City plays host Concordia Parish in a first-round game of the North Regional in Vidalia. Benton faces District 7 Ville Plate in the South Regional in Sulphur.
Bossier City All-Star teams are also competing in the Dixie Junior Boys (13s) and Dixie Boys (14s) state tournaments in Sulphur this weekend.
The SONO Bossier All-Stars are competing in the Dixie Belles (13-15) state tournament in Marrero.