In retrospect, the five hits garnered in their victories in the first two games of the state tournament played in Broussard, LA turned out to be the “writing was on the wall” for Jackson Parish. It was hard to see that the lack of hitting would come back to haunt them after receiving 26 walks in the first two games but when their next two opponents weren’t so giving, the four combined hits (two in each game) was too much to overcome as the 12U All-Stars exited with a 2-2 record.
Eastbank 11 Jackson Parish 1: Jackson Parish looked primed to move into the finals of the winner’s bracket when Avery Watson singled then scored on Zoee Williams triple in the top of the first inning. Sadly that would be the last two hits the locals got in the game as Eastbank turned 9 walks and 8 hits into the ten run rule victory.
Vidalia 7 Jackson Parish 1: The locals were once again held to two hits and one run, this time by the team they had beaten 10-9 in the second game of the tourney. The run was scored in the top of the third when Lily Jones coaxed a walk and scored on a double by Williams that narrowed the deficit to 2-1 before Vidalia got two in their half of the third and three more in the bottom of the fifth to blow the game open. Morgan Cheatwood got the only other base hit of the game for Jackson Parish.
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