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High school baseball: Airline Jason Bland tournament starts Thursday

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The annual Airline Jason Bland Memorial Tournament gets underway Thursday with seven teams competing at three sites in Bossier City and Shreveport.

Host Airline opens against Texas High at 7 p..m. following a 4 o’clock game between Texas High and Captain Shreve. Games are also scheduled at Airline on Friday and Saturday.

Haughton will host three games over three days starting with one against North Caddo at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Bucs are off to an 9-0 start.

Byrd’s field at LSUS is the other site. The Yellow Jackets (7-0) face Ruston (6-3) at 6 Thursday. 

The tournament is named in honor of Jason Bland, a longtime trainer at Airline who died at 37 in 2010 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Each year since his death, members of the Airline baseball team have decorated his house during the Christmas season.

Elsewhere, Benton (7-2) begins a three-game series against New Diana, Texas, at 5 Thursday at New Diana. Games two and three will be at Benton on Saturday at noon and 2:30.

Parkway (4-3) begins a three-game series against Evangel Christian (4-5) at home at 6. Game 2 is at 6 Friday at Evangel and Game 3 is at Parkway at 1 Saturday.

Airline Jason Bland Memorial Tournament schedule 

At Airline 

Thursday 

4, Captain Shreve vs. Texas High

7, Airline vs. Texas High

Friday 

4, Captain Shreve vs. Ruston 

7, Airline vs. Ruston 

Saturday 

11, Captain Shreve vs. North Caddo 

1:30, North Caddo vs. Airline 

At Haughton 

Thursday 

5, North Caddo vs. Haughton

Friday 

5, Texas High vs. Haughton 

Saturday 

Noon, Ruston vs. Haughton

At Byrd

Thursday 

Byrd vs. Ruston, 6

Friday 

Byrd vs. North Caddo, 6

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