They knew they could do this. After all they were at the same location as they were last year when they were mostly eleven years old competing in the 12U bracket at the Little League Softball State Tournament where they came in second place.
They are twelve now. A year older, a year wiser and lightyears better. Not only did they know they could win the state championship, they did it in dominating fashion. Three games were played by the ten young ladies that made up the Jackson Parish 12U All-Star team. The scores of those games were 17-1, 17-2 and 20-1. Talk about making a statement!
There are many words you could use to describe these talented ten. Vivacious, committed, cute, dedicated, personable, loving, caring, gritty, coachable, etc…..but the best description of all is STATE CHAMPIONS!
It was the three headed brain trust of Brian “Shorty” Guyotte, Scott Jach and Reggie Hall that worked diligently with the girls day in and day out in getting prepared for the return trip to Vidalia, LA. Team members were: Allison Phelps, Peyton Muse, Skylar Hall, Chloe James, Zoie Anderson, Maggie Guyotte, Elli Dickerson, Gracee Barton, Maddie Brymer and Anna Grace Lee.
Jackson Parish 17 Moss Bluff 1: Jackson Parish pounded Moss Bluff pitching for 15 hits in just four frames to win the opener in convincing fashion. Maggie Guyotte, Elli Dickerson and Chloe James each went 3 for 4 and combined for 11 RBI to lead the onslaught. Peyton Muse also came up big with a 2 for 3 night and 3 RBI. Maddie Brymer, who was the winning pitcher, added two hits with Anna Grace Lee and Skylar Hall getting a base knock apiece.
Jackson Parish 17 Shreveport 2: It didn’t matter if it was a team from the southwest corner of the state or the northwest corner. The names may have changed but the result was the same as Jackson Parish rolled up another 17 run assault to win in four innings again. Chloe James led the way with three hits and was one of four who knocked in three runs along with Anna Grace Lee, Elli Dickerson and Zoie Anderson who each got two hits apiece. Peyton Muse, Skyler Hall, Maddie Brymer and Gracee Barton added hits. Maggie Guyotte got the win by K’ing 6 in three innings.
(Championship) Jackson Parish 20 Vidalia 1: The home team had to think things were going to go their way. Everything was stacked for them. They were playing at home. Playing in front of all their family and friends and playing on the field they knew well. There was only one problem for them. They were playing a red hot group from Jackson Parish that had a chip on their shoulders from not winning it all last year.