It was a tale of two opposite extremes for the The Jackson Parish 10U Girls Little League All Star team in the early stages of the District 5 tournament being played at the JPRD Sports Complex. The locals opened play by thrashing West Ouachita 21-11 on Friday but failed to score in a 9-0 loss to Vivian on Saturday.
Jackson Parish 21 West Ouachita 11: Both teams scored in each of the first three innings but 8 runs in the third by Jackson Parish blew the game open. Tessa Reeves, Rachel Bandy and Gabby Edwards all reached base and Emma Kate Toms hit a home run to score the final of four, first inning runs to give Jackson Parish a 4-3 lead. Landry Horsfall, Bandy, Edwards, Kylie Ann Barnes and Toms added to the score in the second to up the lead to 9-5 after two setting up the onslaught in the third where all of the above scored again as well as Raeleigh Medaris and Jennalee Hall. Four more runs in the fifth gave JP the ten run cushion.
Vivian 9 Jackson Parish 0: After reaching base 28 times in game one only four players managed to reach safely led by Gabby Edwards who got on in both of her at bats. Tessa Reeves, Kyleigh Ann Barnes and Emma Kate Toms were the other three as Jackson Parish managed to get a player to third base only twice in the game played on Saturday.
The 10U team composed of Rachel Bandy, Kylianne Barnes, Ava Canerday, Gabby Edwards, Gracie Gray,, Jennalee Hall, Teegan Hall, Landry Horsfall, Raeleigh Medaries, Tessa Reeves. Halley Taylor and Emma Kate Toms and coached by William Bandy and Emily Toms were scheduled to play a losers bracket game against Bossier Parish later on Saturday.