The Bossier All-Stars won the Dixie 11-12 O-Zone District IV title Wednesday night with a 7-1 victory over the Benton All-Stars at the Lawson Bo Brandon Sports Complex in Princeton.
Bossier broke open a tight game with five runs in the third inning. The game ended with Bossier batting in the bottom of the fifth because of the time-limit rule.
Bossier and Benton both qualified for the Dixie 11-12 O-Zone state tournament, which will also be held in Princeton July 25-29. As host, Haughton automatically qualifies a team.
Members of the Bossier district champion team include Collier Cloinger, Parker Stevens, Xavier Murphy, CJ McMahon, Mickey Parks, Brian Roberson, Josh Stoll, Hunter Whiteside, Cole Collins, Lucas McKain, Grayson Mims and Liam Rogers.
Bossier went 4-1 in the five-team round-robin event.
Members of the Benton district runner-up team include Colby Glovier, Ryley Sharp, Jeremy Hall, Jackson Kennedy, Cole Waites, Lucas Gilmer, Shawn Austin Nugent, Trae Broomfield Carter, Hunter Newton, Braden Bell, Grant Talley and Logan Earnest.
The 11 O-Zone state tournament begins Friday at the Shreveport Dixie complex with the Haughton All-Stars among the teams competing.
The District IV champion Bossier All-Stars begin competing in the 9 AAA Dixie state tournament Friday in Ponchatoula.
Elsewhere Wednesday at Princeton, the Union Parish All-Stars won the Dixie Majors tournament with a 9-2 victory over the Minden Continentals.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org