Cole Tolar threw a one hitter and struck out ten Jefferson Parish West All-Stars to help lift Jackson Parish to a 7-2 victory at the Dixie Boys 13u state tournament played in Metarie, LA. The contest was an elimination game following a 9-0 defeat to Jefferson Parish East in the tourney opener. The locals also had trouble scoring in the 14-2 loss to Bossier in their third and final game.
JPRD East 9 Jackson Parish 0: Things looked promising for the locals in the tourney opener when Tolar hit a single and Hudson Pullig smashed a double in the top of the first inning to put runners on second and third. Unfortunately both were stranded and before Jackson Parish got another hit, a Tolar single in the top of the fourth inning, Jefferson Parish had opened up a nine run lead mainly due to six costly errors.
Jackson Parish 7 JPRD West 2: Jackson Parish parlayed two walks, two errors and a single to score three in the top of the third and then added three more in the sixth to break the game open in the elimination game. Wyatt Bedgood got the third inning started by coaxing a base on balls then went to third on a hit by Tolar. An attempted pickoff play failed that allowed Bedgood to score and advanced Tolar to second setting up a Pullig walk to load the bases. Colton Blundell then scored Tolar with the first of two bunts that was misplayed by the Jefferson Parish pitcher who also allowed Pullig to score on a bunt by Liam Weaver.
Jackson Parish added a run in the fourth when Levi Joyner led off with a single, took second on a passed ball and scored on a double by Tolar before the locals broke it open with three in the sixth after Jefferson Parish had closed the gap to 4-2. The final runs were scored when Ty Henderson, Trey Trosclair and Tolar all reached via walks and scored on a Pullig double that scored two and a passed ball that brought Tolar in.
Bossier 14 Jackson Parish 2: After seeing their four run lead cut in half and making the first out in the bottom of the third, 13 Bossier batters reach base consecutively that led to ten runs and sent the locals packing. Blundell, Kace West and Jace Shirley got the only hits for Jackson Parish all in the third inning that also saw Maddox Duck get hit by a pitch before Jackson Parish left the bases loaded.
Tolar batted .571 that included a double, RBI and a pair of runs scored to lead Jackson Parish offensively over the three games. Pullig also came up big by batting .500 and led the team with two doubles and 2 RBI while tying Tolar for the team lead with two runs scored.
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