The Bossier All-Stars won the Little League (11-12) Softball Southwest Regional with a 7-0 victory over defending champion Texas West Wednesday in Waco, Texas.
Bossier advances to the Little League Softball World Series Aug. 7-13 in Portland, Ore.
Bossier went 4-0 in the regional. Its closest game was a 10-6 victory over Texas West in the winners’ bracket semifinals Tuesday. Even though Bossier hadn’t lost in the tournament, Wednesday’s game was a winner-take-all contest.
Madison Ennis went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday’s victory. Caroline Easom also went 2-for-3. Kourtnee White had a triple and an RBI. Brooklyn Brandon had a single and an RBI. Lexi Gray and Mackenzie Chaffin had singles.
Raelin Chaffin went the distance on the mound, scattering seven hits and striking out four with no walks.
Ennis, Easom and White are students at Greenacres Middle School. Makenzie Chaffin, Raelin Chaffin and Gray are students at Benton Middle. Brandon is a student at Cope.
All of the players contributed to Bossier’s run to the state and regional championships. The other team members are Reagan Jorstad (Cope), Jessie Baffuto (Greenacres), Reagan Thompson (Evangel), Em Murray (Southfield) and Hannah Borah (Haughton).
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com