The Bossier City All-Stars stayed alive in the Dixie Baseball Junior Boys (13s) World Series Monday with a 5-4 victory over North Carolina state champion Brunswick County at Tinsley Park.
Bossier City faces Spring Hill, Fla., a 5-3 winner over Moncks County, S.C., in another elimination game at 4 p.m. After losing to Texas state champ Brownsville 5-0 in the first round Saturday, Bossier City defeated Georgia state champion Newton County 10-0 in its first elimination game Sunday afternoon.
In the Boys tournament, the Bossier City All-Stars were eliminated by Texas state champ Nacogdoches 4-2 Monday. Bossier City knocked out Virginia state champ Charlotte County 3-1 Sunday after losing to Georgia state champ Columbia County 8-2 in the first round.
The Bossier City 13s’ game against Brunswick County was tight all the way. Trailing 4-3 going into the bottom of the fifth, Bossier City scored two runs with two outs to take the lead.
David Favrot led off with a single and advanced to second on Brendan Burns groundout to third. With two outs, Connor Blank smacked a double to left field. Preston Cooper, running for Favrot, scored the tying run.
Blank stole third and scored on James Ross’ single to center.
Bossier City ended the game with a double play.
Tyler Ferguson had a big game for Bossier City, going 3-for-4 with a double. Blank and Favrot both went 2-for-3. Burns, Clayton Brandon, Noah Littleton and Triston
Hargrave also had hits.
Starter Matthew Buckner allowed five hits and struck out 11 in five innings. Favrot allowed two hits and no runs over the final two innings.
Bossier City had little trouble with Newton County on Sunday, scoring in all six innings.
Sergio Delgado pitched 3 1/3 innings of no-hit ball. Ross pitched the final 2 2/3 innings, giving up just two hits and striking out three.
Ferguson went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Littleton had a triple. Favrot had a double. Riley Sitter had two RBI.
The Bossier City 14s limited Nacogdoches to just three hits in the Monday loss. Parker Lowrie allowed three hits and struck out two in 3 1/3 innings. Gavin Ashworth didn’t allow a hit in 2 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out two.
William Soignier went 2-for-3 for Bossier City. Lowrie, Keegan Lehr and Tanner Kirkland all had hits.
Bossier City scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally past Charlotte County on
Jackson Voigt started the rally with a one-out single. He advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on Soignier’s single. Caleb Hemmings walked and Kirkland, running for Soignier, advanced to second.
Chandler Lytle reached base on an error that allowed Kirkland to score the go-ahead run. He stole second, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on Carson Carey’s sacrifice fly.
Ashworth and Joshua Sewell also had hits for Bossier City.
Starter Soignier went six innings and allowed just five hits while striking out five. Lehr and Lowrie didn’t allow a hit in the final inning.
In the Junior Boys winner’s bracket Sunday, Fairhope, Ala., defeated Spring Hill
9-1, Texarkana, Ark., downed Moncks Corner 7-4 and Hattiesburg, Miss., defeated Brownsville 12-4.
In Boys winners’ bracket games Sunday, Lancaster, N.C., downed Kings Mountain, S.C., 5-3, West Seminole, Fla., defeated Louisiana state champ Jefferson Parish Recreation District-East 11-3 and Dyersburg, Tenn., dropped Columbia County 8-0.
Kings Mountain eliminated JRPD-East 12-5 in an elimination game Monday.
NOTE: Game details in the above report are based on teams’ GameChanger accounts.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org.