Dixie O-Zone state tournament down to two: Bossier and Pineville


Monday update

The Bossier All-Stars stayed alive in the Dixie 11-12 O-Zone baseball state tournament with a 5-4 victory over Benton at the Lawson Bo Brandon Sports Complex in Princeton.

Bossier and Pineville are the only teams left in the tournament. Pineville, which eliminated East Ouachita 10-7 Monday, handed Bossier its only loss of the tournament 6-1 Saturday. If Bossier wins, the teams will play another game immediately following for the title.

Sunday update

The Bossier and Benton All-Stars remained alive in the Dixie 11-12 O-Zone state baseball tournament after Sunday’s play at the Lawson Bo Brandon Sports Complex in Princeton.

Bossier suffered its first loss in the double-elimination tournament, falling to Pineville 6-1 in the winners’ bracket finals. Benton won its second straight game, defeating host Haughton 2-0 in an elimination game.

Bossier plays Benton at 5:30 p.m. Monday in an elimination game.

Benton’s Jeremy Hall pitched a two-hitter against Haughton, according to Haughton scoring on the GameChanger website.

Ryley Sharp had two hits, including a double. Colby Glovier and Braden Bell also had hits.

Other members of the Benton team are Jackson Kennedy, Cole Waites, Lucas Gilmer, Shawn Austin Nugent, Trae Broomfield Carter, Hunter Newton, Grant Talley and Logan Earnest.

Haughton’s Jameson Rose also pitched an outstanding game, striking out six. Logan Hendrix and Noah Patterson had hits.

The Bossier All-Stars advanced to the winners’ bracket finals of the Dixie 11-12 O-Zone state baseball tournament with a 13-3 victory over the Haughton All-Stars Saturday at the Lawson Bo Brandon Sports Complex in Princeton.

Bossier faces the winner of Saturday’s late game between Jackson Parish and Pineville Sunday at 7:30.  Haughton faces Benton in an elimination game Sunday at 5:30. Benton stayed alive with a victory over Ruston Saturday.

Hunter Whiteside and Xavier Murphy hit home runs for Bossier.  Whiteside also had a double and five RBIs. Murphy added a single and three RBIs.

CJ McMahon went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Trace Vorachek had a single and an RBI.  Grayson Mims had an RBI. Murphy, Cole Collins and Josh Stoll pitched for Bossier.

Dawson Hunt  had a home run for Haughton.  Hunter Jenkins and Jameson Rose had two hits each.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

Note: Statistics and game information is taken from the teams’ GameChanger pages. Coaches may also email game information and stats to rhedges@bossierpress.com