Jackson Parish got beat by Sabine 11-6 and Alexandria 12-8 in a pair of closely contested games in the District 8 Dixie Youth 9u All-Star Tournament played in Many, LA. Competing for the locals were: Jayden Burns, Ryan Sandifer, Waylon Sullivan, Noah Spillman, Hayden Essmeier, Drew Cantrell, Dane Clifton, Andrew Brown, Cason Rogers, Jacob Emmons, Jensen Waggoner and Spencer Strickland. Coaches were; Juddy Rogers, Jedd Essmeier and Marty Cantrell.
Sabine 11 Jackson Parish 6: The locals raced out to a 5-1 lead after three innings but fell victim to walks and errors in the fourth and fifth innings that turned the tide. Highlights of the contest and players of mention were:
Noah Spillman pitched 2 2/3 innings with 5 k’s and got a hit.
Jensen Wagner turned a nice defensive double play to end the 3rd.
Cason Rogers- single and 2 runs
Waylon Sullivan- 2 runs
Ryan Sandifer- single, 2 RBI
Jake Emmons- single
Drew Cantrell- BB
Spencer Strickland- BB
Dane Clifton- 2-2, Run
Alexandria 12 Jackson Parish 8: Cason Rogers hit a grand slam but 12 runs by Alexandria was to much to overcome as the locals bowed out of tourney play after two games. Noah Spillman struck out 5 and Ryan Sandifer added a pair of K’s on the mound. Additional batting highlights were;
Hayden Essmeier- BB, R
Noah Spillman- 2 BB, 2 R
Waylon Sullivan- 2 BB, Run
Ryan Sandifer- BB
Jensen Waggoner- Single, BB
Jake Emmons- BB
Jayden Burns- 2 BB
Spencer Strickland- single, Run
Dane Clifton- BB, R
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