Four Bossier City youth baseball teams have won Little League and Dixie Youth All-Star district tournaments, which are in full swing around the area.
In Little League play, the Bossier American All-Stars defeated Blanchard Tuesday night at Clifford Almond Park to win the 9-10 year-old title.
Members of the 9-10 team are Taft Prince, James Ross, Brayden Thetford, Justice Brown, Triston Hargrave, Tyler Ferguson, Aaron Echols, Noah Littleton, Cale Latimer, Trenton Brown, Maximus Holt, Zachary Clute and Aiden Colvin. Coaches are Shane Thetford, Craig Ross, Rob Latimer and Todd Littleton.
Last weekend at Clifford Almond, Bossier City defeated Shreveport twice to win the 7-year-old Machine Pitch tournament. The Bossier American All-Stars won the seven-team Machine Pitch Tournament.
Bossier City finished first in the round-robin Dixie Youth AAA (10-year-old) Sub-District tournament at Walbrook Park. Haughton finished second and Benton took third. They will be the top three seeds from the sub-district in the District 4 tournament, which starts Friday in Ruston.
Bossier City won the Dixie World Series 9-year-old title last year and the Machine Pitch crown in 2013.
Members of the 8-year-old Little League Machine Pitch championship team are Maddox Cockerham, Ashton Ross, Colton Birdsong, Abel Thedtford, Tyler Rich, Trey Sinagra, Cole Basham, Drew Robinson, Andrew Sharp, Everett Jacobson, Madden Sawrie and Connor Yates.
The American All-Stars coaches are Deuce Sinagra, DJ Birdsong, Casey Robinson and Chad Yates.
Members of the 7-year-old Little League Machine Pitch championship team are Alexandre Baggett, Brennan Jackson, Konner Wood, Seth Breen, Kannon Greer, Owen Patterson, Garrett Clute, Leonard Stevens, Spencer Campbell and Brody Hunsicker.
Coaches are Travis Hatten, Ryan Patterson, Robert Baggett and KC Greer.
All three Bossier City squads advanced to their respective state tournaments. The Bossier City T-Ball All-Stars also advanced to the state tournament.
Other Little League and Dixie Youth district tournaments are continuing.
In Little League baseball, Bossier City has representatives in the 10-11, 11-12, Intermediate and 13-14 tournaments at the Shreveport Little League Complex.
After rainouts Monday and Tuesday night, play got underway Wednesday. The Bossier National All-Stars opened with a big victory over Shreveport in the 11-12 tournament. Grayson Gates went 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI. Gabriel Larry had four hits, including a home run, and four RBI.
The Bossier American All-Stars lost a close game to Blanchard. Colby Thomas homered for Bossier. Both teams were scheduled to play again Thursday night.
All-Star teams from Bossier, Benton and Haughton were among the final four teams in the Dixie Youth baseball District 4 T-Ball tournament. All three qualified for the state tournament. Bossier and Benton made it to the championship round.
Two other Dixie district tournaments were scheduled to start Tuesday in Ruston. Three more are scheduled to start there later this week.
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