The Bossier City All-Star teams were the only unbeaten teams in the Dixie Boys and Junior World Series tournaments after Monday night’s games.
The Bossier Junior Boys (13s) All-Stars defeated Jefferson Parish 13-3 in five innings. The Bossier Boys (14s) All-Stars downed Hattiesburg, Miss., 13-8. Hattiesburg won the Junior Boys title last year.
The Bossier 13s face Dothan, Ala., and the 14s play Dallas, N.C., Tuesday night. Both games are scheduled to start at 8. Dothan defeated Sumter, S.C., 8-7 and Dallas downed Hilton Head, S.C., 5-4, in elimination games Monday.
In a 13s elimination game Tuesday, Jefferson Parish plays Columbus County, N.C., at 5 p.m. Columbus County eliminated Purvis, Miss., 3-2 Monday. In a 14s elimination game, Hattiesburg plays Center, Texas, at 5 p.m. Center eliminated Spring Hill, Fla., 5-4.
In the Bossier 13s’ victory over Jefferson Parish, Nick Heckman, Christion Rayner and Amani Larry combined on a one-hitter. Heckman had eight of the team’s 12 strikeouts.
Jathon Patton, who has been outstanding throughout the tournament, went 3-for-3 with a home run and two doubles.
Heckman had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Eric Brown also had a double and two hits.
Caleb Reese had a solo home run, and Amani Larry had a triple. Garrett Hable had three RBIs.
The Bossier 14s got off to a great start against Hattiesburg Monday, scoring six in the bottom of the first for a 6-2 lead. But the Mississippi squad put up eight in the top of the the third to take an 8-6 lead.
Taking advantage of numerous walks and errors, Bossier regained control with six of its own in the bottom of the frame.
Cody Norris and Lannon Broadway both had doubles for Bossier. Steven Lutterman, Eric Williams and Broadway had two RBIs apiece. Chase Hodges walked three times and scored three runs.
Peyton Long and David Maxey had singles.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com