Bossier teams win six Little League district titles

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The Bossier Little League won six District IV baseball and softball all-star tournaments.
Winning titles were the 7-8 Machine Pitch baseball and softball teams, the 11-12 baseball and softball teams, the 10-11 Minor baseball team and the 13-14 baseball team.
Bossier teams finished as runners-up in 9-10 baseball, 13-14 softball and 9-10 softball.
The Bossier Nationals defeated Blanchard 11-8 in the 9-10 baseball tournament to force a second game for the title, but Blanchard came out on top 8-2.
The 11-12 baseball and softball teams will try to repeat as state champions.
The state softball tournament begins Thursday in New Iberia, and the baseball tournament starts June 18 in Jonesboro.
All district champs qualified for their respective state tournaments as did the 9-10 and 13-14 softball teams.

13-14 baseball

The Bossier Nationals won the title last Thursday night in Shreveport with a 14-3 victory over Blanchard.
Nick Elliott pitched a five-inning no-hitter for Bossier and also had two hits. Drew MacPherson had a double.
Bossier also defeated Blanchard 20-7 last Wednesday to force the decisive game for the title.
Cameron Scripture had two hits. MacPherson had a triple. Elliott, Noah White, George Booras, Chandler King and Jarrod Williamson had doubles.
Zachary Roppolo and Brandon Jamison had singles.
Other members of the champion Nationals include Noah White, Jayson Nitz and Cole Melvin.

11-12 baseball

Bossier won the title July 1 with an 11-1, four-inning victory over Southeast Shreveport at Clifford Almond Park.

Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune Bossier's Gabriel Larry bats against Blanchard in the Little League 11-12 championship game last week.
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Bossier’s Gabriel Larry bats against Blanchard in the Little League 11-12 championship game last week.
Jake Maranto slammed a home run for Bossier. Parker Hearne went 2-for-3 with a double. Clint Lasiter also had two hits.
Cole Broadway, Peyton Lewis and Will Tynes also had doubles. Maranto, Bryson Connell and Riley Beck combined on a two-hitter.
Other Bossier team members are Gabriel Larry, Tanner Timms, Chris Lutterman and Brayden Thompson.

11-12 softball

The Bossier Americans went undefeated in the tournament and knocked off Blanchard 19-0 in the championship game.
The Americans roster includes Brooklyn Brandon (Cope), Makenzie Chaffin (Benton Middle), Caroline Easom (Greenacres), Madison Ennis (Greenacres), Kourtnee White (Greenacres), Lexi Gray (Benton Middle), Raelin Chaffin (Benton Middle), Reagan Jorstad (Cope), Jessie Baffuto (Greenacres), Regan Thompson (Evangel), Em Murray (Southfield) and Hannah Borah (Haughton).
The manager is Jason Ennis. The coaches are John Easom and Todd Chaffin.

10-11 baseball

Bossier defeated Shreveport twice, 13-5 and 9-8, to win the title.
Members of the district champion Bossier All-Stars 10-11 team include Joey Hayes, Garvin Elliott, Grayson Gates, Ashur Hall, Dax Davis, Hunter Sawyer, Presley Mann, Thomas Wilkin, Michael Johnson, Walker Wise, Dawson Adams and Braeden Talamantez.

Machine Pitch

The Bossier Nationals team coached by Mark Howard defeated Blanchard twice and Shreveport Red once to win the baseball title.
Members of the champion Nationals team are Evan Wendrock, Cayden Long, Jaxon Graham, Lane Mangum, Jake Elbert, Hunter Howard, Cameron Jefferson, Chris Carper, Blake Dixon, Jailan Evans, Zachary Clute and Ethan Broome.
Assistant coaches are Tommy Long, Chris Mangum, Aaron Graham, Mark Wendrock, Richard Clute and Marcus Carper.
Bossier defeated Blanchard twice and Shreveport once to win the softball crown.
Members of the district championship team are Raleigh Davis, Breanna Thornton, Catherine Kyle. Mary Michael Dison, Marissa Schoth, Summer Day. Abbie Hooper, Baylee Blackburn, Kaelyn Bouillion, Kaylee Thornton, Sophia Livers and Morgan Carroll.
Katrina Thornton is the head coach. Assistants are Stephanie Blackburn, Daina Davis, Warren Langley, Robert Kyle and Ryan Day.

Note: Team rosters were either submitted to The Press-Tribune or taken from the team’s GameChanger box scores. Send corrections, additions to rhedges@bossierpress.com

Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com