After winning four straight games the Jackson Parish Dawgs 13u “travel ball” team fell in the finals of the “Battle on the Red” held in Natchitoches over the past weekend to the team they beat in the tourney opener. It was simply a matter of running out of gas in their third game of the day and fifth in two days that did the Dawgs in the 13-3 loss to BC Elite.
The Dawgs opened the tourney on Saturday by besting BC Elite 5-3 then followed that up with a 14-6 victory over Twin City Sox. Another offensive outburst on Sunday led to a 12 -4 victory over the Louisiana Knights CENLA 13u team. A 5-4 victory over Team Louisiana North followed a few hours later setting up the finals rematch.
JP Dawgs 5 BC Elite 3: Player of the game, Hudson Pullig drove in Cole Tolar and Maddox Duck with his second hit in as many innings and later scored a run to put the finishing touches on a four run rally in the top of the fifth inning to lift the Dawgs to victory. Facing a 2-1 deficit, Jase Shirly got things started by coaxing his second walk of the game and went to second on a passed ball. Duck plated him with a base hit and went to second when Tolar got hit by a pitch. A masterful double steal put both in position to score on Pullig’s clutch hit up the middle who added the final run after stealing two bases and crossing home on an error.
WP – West, LP – n/a
RBI – Pullig 2, Duck
SB – Pullig 2, Blundell, Duck, Tolar
JP Dawgs 14 Twin City Sox 6: The Dawgs took advantage of 11 free passes and five errors to produce their largest output of runs in the tourney. Duck, Pullig, Kaleb Negretto and Shirley all received walks, Ty Henderson reached on an error and Player of the Game, Colten Blundell along with Tolar got a hit to pace the Dawgs to a 6-0 lead after after one inning of play. The lead went to 11-1 after two innings without the benefit of a hit as Pullig, Blundell, Kase West, Henderson, Shirley and Levi Joyner all got free passes and both Duck and Negrotto reached on errors. After the TC Sox scored five in the top of the third, Tolar got plunked and Pullig coaxed his third walk of the game. Both scored their second and third runs of the game respectively when Blundell’s drive to center was ruled a three base error. He would also score his third run a couple of pitches later on a passed ball when the allotted time limit expired ending the game. The Dawgs not only walked but also ran their way to victory as six players stole a total of 11 bases led by three from Negrotto and two each by Henderson, Shirley and Tolar.
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WP – Tolar , LP – n/a
RBI – Tolar, West
SB – Negrotto 3, Henderson 2, Shirley 2, Tolar 2, Duck, Pullig
JP Dawgs 12 Louisiana Knights CENLA 4: – Timing is everything. With the scored tied 4-4 the Dawgs scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to win going away. Maddox Duck, Cole Tolar and Hudson Pullig all got two hits apiece while Colton Blundell and Trey Trosclair scored two each. Kaleb Negrotto and Tolar hit triples and as a team the Dawgs stole eleven bases led by Trosclair swiping three. Kace West, who was named Player of the Game limited LK CENLA to just two hits and one run in four innings of relief.
WP – West, LP – Campbell
3B – Negrotto, Tolar
RBI – Pullig 2, Tolar 2, Trosclair, Henderson, Joyner, Negrotto, West
SB – Trosclair 3, Duck 2, Henderson 2, Pullig, Shirley, Tolar, West
JP Dawgs 4 Team Louisiana 4: Maddox Duck, Cole Tolar and Kace West walked, Hudson Pullig reached on an error and Colton Blundell got a hit as the Dawgs scored three in the first inning and then held on for the one run win. Kaleb Negrotto singled and scored on Ty Henderson’s groundout for a run in the second and Duck walked and scored after back to back hits by Hudson Pullig and Colton Blundell for the difference maker in the third inning. Once again the Dawgs ran wild with eleven stolen bases led by three apiece by Blundell and Duck and two from Tolar.
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WP – Tolar, LP – Waller
RBI – Blundell 2, Henderson
SB – Blundell 3, Duck 3, Tolar 2, Negrotto, Pullig, West
BC Elite 13 JP Dawgs 3: BC Elite scored five in the second to break a 1-1 tie and never looked back as the Dawgs could manage only three hits. An uncharacteristic four errors and eight walks by four Dawg hurlers proved to be to much to overcome. The loss dropped the Dawgs season record to 8-4 and snapped their seven game winning streak.
WP – n/a, LP – Blundell
RBI – Pullig, Trosclair
SB – Duck, Tolar, Trosclair, West