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Bossier wins 2 of 3 in Little League regional


Russell Hedges



The Bossier Nationals won two of three games in pool play in the Little League Southwestern Regional in Waco, Texas, over the weekend.

The Nationals have a good chance of advancing to Tuesday’s semifinals, which will be shown on ESPN2. But they won’t know their fate until after today’s Texas East-Texas West game.

Bossier finished 2-1 in four-team Pool A. The Nationals defeated Texas East (Pearland) 5-0 Friday and Mississippi (Ocean Springs) 21-0 Sunday. They lost to Texas West (Corpus Christi) 11-4 Saturday.

The top two teams in Pools A and B advance to the semifinals.

Texas West (2-0) is the lone undefeated team in Pool A. If Texas West defeats Texas East (1-1), Bossier advances as the second-place team in the pool.

If Texas East wins, there will be a three-way tie for first. The first tie-breaker is the runs-allowed ratio. That is the total number of runs given up in all pool play games played by a team, divided by the number of half-innings played on defense in pool play.

The team with the lowest run-allowed ratio advances. The winner of the head-to-head matchup between the remaining two teams would be the second-place team.

Regardless of how things turn out, Bossier has represented Louisiana well.

Amani Larry, Eric Brown and Bryson Connell combined on a four-hitter in the victory over Texas East.

Larry went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Derious Bradford went 2-for-3 with a double.

Brown and Dustin Barron each had a single and an RBI. Hayden Gatti and Daniel Halbert had singles.

Bossier hung with Texas West through the first four innings Saturday and trailed just 2-0. But Texas West blew the game open with six runs in the fifth.

Brown had a three-run homer for Bossier in the fifth, and Larry had a solo shot in the sixth.

Hayden Travinski had a double. JT Brice and Barron had singles.

Dalton Burrell, Connell and Brown combined on a four-inning one-hitter against Mississippi.

Brown went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Bradford and Larry also homered.

Burrell went 2-for-4, including a double. Gatti, Halbert and Connell also had doubles. Travinski, Gatti and Brice had singles.



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