The Bossier City All-Stars finished runner-up in the Little League 9 annd 9/10 Minor baseball state tournament Thursday in Blanchard.
The Bossier 9/10 team went 3-2 in the tournament. After losing to Eastbank in the first round, Bossier defeated Dotson 10-0, South Lake Charles 7-3 and Lafayette 7-4. The Lafayette win put Bossier in the championship round where it faced a very good Eastbank team again. Eastbank won to take the title.
Members of the Bossier state runner-up team are Chris Carper, Zachary Clute, Blake Dixon, Jake Elbert, Jailan Evans, Jaxon Graham, Hunter Howard, Cameron Jefferson, Caden Lee, Cayden Long, Logan Scripture, Tre Smith and Carter White.
The Bossier 9 team also went 3-2. defeating Blanchard 18-9, Mid-City 13-10 and 13-3. Like the 9/10 squad, Bossier lost to a powerful Eastbank team twice.
The Bossier All-Stars begin play in the Little League Baseball 50/70 Intermediate Southwestern Regional in Grand Junction, Colo., Friday night.
Bossier plays the host team at 8 p.m. There are six teams in the tournament divided into groups of three for pool play. Bossier is in Pool A with the host team and New Mexico. Pool B consists of Colorado, Texas West and Texas East.
Members of the Bossier team are Sam Szwak, Dawson Saulters, Brodie Shankle, Dax Davis, Colby Thomas, Michael Johnson, Ty Knippers, Reece Seals, Hayden Howard, Andrew Mallory, Layne Basham, Peyton Bailiff and Joey Hayes.
Trey Saulters is the manager. Coaches are Aaron Basham and David Szwak.
The Bossier All-Stars won the Little League Minor 9/10 softball state title Tuesday night in Lake Charles.
Members of the championship team are Elena Heng, Dj Lynch, Paige Marshall, Sophia Livers,
Mo Carroll, Baylee Blackburn, Raleigh Davis, Abbie Hooper, Aubrey Jeane, Summer Day,
Jordyn Steussey and Macie Schut.
Bossier went 5-1 in the tournament. Its only loss came in the winners’ bracket to Jefferson Parish Recreation District 6-3. But Bossier came back to defeat JRPD 9-5 Monday night to force a decisive game between the two for the title. Bossier won that one 4-2 Tuesday night.
Bossier also defeated Avoyelles 16-1, and Vidalia 15-9 and 5-1.
Lynch pitched a two-hitter with six strikeouts in the championship game, according to statistics on the team’s GameChanger site. Blackburn, Davis and Steussey all had two hits.
Marshall had a two-run home run. Heng and Livers had doubles. Lynch also had a hit.
Lynch, Marshall and Carroll received MVP pins. Lynch got one for her pitching performance. Marshall got one for tagging out a runner on a collision at second base on a throw from Carroll. Carroll received hers for the throw.
Livers had two doubles and two RBI in the 9-5 victory over JPRD. She also pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts.
Marshall had a two-run triple. Blackburn had a double and two RBI. Lynch, Carroll and Davis had hits.
Bossier finished third in the 11-12 Little League tournament in Vidalia.
Bossier Little League All-Star baseball teams won two machine pitch state championships.
Bossier won the 6/7 Minor and the 8-under Major state championships in Alexandria. Both of those tournaments concluded Sunday.
The 6/7 All-Stars defeated South Lake Charles in the first round and Eastbank in the winners’ bracket finals. Bossier then defeated Eastbank again to win the double-elimination tournament.
Members of the championship team are Parker Davis, Seth Jorstad, Maddox Williams, Gage Davis, Carson Plant, Kingston Adams, Connor Jackson, Russell Barrett, Kes Davis, Garrett Clute, Isaiah Montoya and Case Corkern.
Scottie Davis is the manager. Assistant coaches are Chad Davis, Levi Montoya and Shane Williams.
The 8 All-Stars defeated Lafayette in the first round and South Lake Charles in the winners’ bracket finals.
Bossier then lost to Eastbank, setting up a one-game rematch for the title. Bossier avenged the loss to take the crown.
Members of the championship team are Brennan Jackson, Pierce Haley, Seth Breen, Owen Patterson, Kannon Greer, Brandon McCarthy, Spencer Campbell, Beckett Moore, Ryder Youngblood, Silas Endris, Konner Wood and Brody Hunsicker.
Coaches are Travis Hatten, KC Greer, Ryan Patterson, Gary Moore and Robbie Haley.
At Walbrook Park Tuesday night, the Bossier All-Stars won the Dixie Jr. Boys (13s) state championship with a 19-9 victory over Concordia Parish. Bossier went 5-0 in the tournament.
Wednesday night, Bossier won the Dixie Boys (14s) state title with a sweep of Jefferson Parish Recreation Department-West Bank, rallying to win Game 1 of the best-of-3 series 8-7 and cruising to an 11-0 victory in Game 2.
Members of the Bossier 13s team are Peyton Stovall, Micky Parks, Gra Hull, Lucas McKain, Clint Lasiter, Dane Stearns, Grayson Gates, Liam Rogers, Cody Jones, Cameron Ross, Hayden Knotts and Brodie Shankle.
Scott Parks is the head coach. Steven Knotts, Matt Stovall and D’Wayne Hull are the assistant coaches.
Members of the Bossier 14s team are Peyton Lewis, Cody Dean, Hayden Lope, Will Tynes, Kade Garmany, Bryson Connell, Jaxson Clark, Christopher Lutterman, Trace Vorachek and Gavin Roe.
Jerry Lutterman is the head coach. Joe Tynes and Aaron Vorachek are the assistant coaches.
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