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Bossier City wins 7-8 Machine Pitch World Series title

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

After coming up just short in the district and state tournaments earlier this summer, the Bossier City All-Stars won the big one Monday in West Monroe.

Bossier captured the Dixie 7-8 Machine Pitch Region III World Series title with a 6-1 victory over the Minden Continentals.

The Haughton All-Stars completed a successful summer with a third-place finish.

Bossier finished third in the District 4 tournament and second in the state tournament. But the team wasn’t going to be denied in the World Series.

Bossier faced its district and state tournament nemesis, the Shreveport Nationals, in the semifinals of the four-team championship bracket Monday morning.

The Nationals defeated Bossier four times in the district and state tournaments, handing them their only losses.

Monday, Bossier broke open a tight game with six runs in the fifth inning. They added four more in the sixth and cruised to a 16-5 victory.

Trent Lape and Brandon Levy each had three hits and four RBIs. Wesley Gardner, Cade Josting, Kenner Lauterbach, Chase Rambin and Barrett Newman had two hits apiece.

Mason Morgan, Tyler Bouillion, Riley Sitter and Roland Wilkinson all had singles. Clayton Brandon had an RBI.

Haughton also advanced to the winners’ bracket finals with a 13-5 victory over Minden. Bossier then defeated Haughton 10-0.

Minden eliminated the Shreveport Nationals 9-7 and then knocked Haughton out.

Bossier defeated Minden in the championship round to complete a 9-0 run in the tournament.

Lauterbach had two triples. Gardner had two hits, including a triple. Rambin and Morgan had two hits each. Lape had a triple.

Levy, Newman, Bouillion and Wilkinson all had singles.

Members of Haughton’s third-place team are are Parx Walker, Connor Blank, Colin Rains, Nickolas Hensley, Sergio Delgado, Hayden Davis, Colin Patterson, Landon Ruybal, Caleb Brown, Colin Rosier, Ryan Iman and Chance Mouser.