Bossier City Blowout! JP 8U & 10U All-Star girls destroy DeSoto in district openers

If you had to give a description of the first round action of the JP8U and 10U Little League All Stars in the District 5 girls softball tournament that was played this past Friday a moniker, call it the Bossier City Blowout! You could also call it the Destruction of DeSoto! Both teams rolled to easy wins with the 10U team winning by an 18-3 score and the 8U girls waltzing to a 23-3 victory.

The JP12U girls team was also in action in Bossier City on Friday night and both the 7U and 8U boys teams played in Alexandria. Due to publicizing time restrictions final game results was not available. Full coverage of these three opening round games as well as complete tournament results for all games played over the weekend for the five teams in action will be in the Jackson Parish Journal Wednesday edition. 

JP10U 18 DeSoto Parish 3

The 10U All Stars was the first to prove the Piney Woods power potential when they scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning on the way to an 18-3 dispatching of DeSoto Parish in just three innings. Coaches Trevor Hall, Kirsten Gray and Patrick Staggs couldn’t have asked for a better total team effort. Naturally when a team gets 12 hits in 19 official at bats, have 13 more reach base via a walk or getting hit by pitch, steals 14 bases and scores 18 runs in just three innings there were some outstanding efforts that deserve special mention. In no speciall order……..

Rachel Bandy – Both her hits went for extra bases (2B, HR) in the only two times she stepped to the plate leading to two runs scored and four RBI. As the winning pitcher she did not allow a hit and recorded strikeouts for every out made in her two innings of work.

Kynleigh Leach – Reached base in all four at bats by drawing three walks and getting a hit. Scored four runs, stole three bases and knocked one in.  

Teegan Hall – Three hits in three at bats, scored three run. stole two bases and added two RBI’s.

Ella Simonelli – Went deuces wild with two walks, two runs scored and two stolen bases. 

Anna Phelps – Reached base all four times via a hit, getting hit and two walks. Add two runs scored and two RBI.

Gracie Gray – Led team with four hits in four at bats that led to four RBI. Throw in two stolen bases and a run scored.

Tessa Reeves –  Two stolen bases, two runs scored and two knocked in following a hit and a walk.

Charleigh Newton – Got hit by a pitch twice, stole two bases, scored a run and knocked one in.

The victory set up a Saturday matchup against Sterlington. Scores and recaps of this and remaining tournament games will be in the Wednesday edition of the Jackson Parish Journal.

TEAM 1 2 3 R H E
DeSoto Parish 10U 0 1 2 3 2 0
Jackson Parish 10U 11 5 2 18 12 1

WP – Bandy LP- Laynie
2B – Bandy, Gray
HR – Bandy
RBI – Bandy 4, Gray 4, Hall 2, Reeves 2, Phelps 2, Newton, Staggs, Leach
RS – Leach 4, Hall 3, Simonelli 2, Bandy 2, Phelps 2, Reeves 2, Gray, Newton, Canerday
SB – Leach 3, Newton 2, Hall 2, Reeves 2, Simonelli 2, Gray 2 Canderday

JP8U 23 DeSoto Parish 3 

Katie Keiffer opened the game with a home run before adding two triples, Ryan Kate Wyatt smacked three doubles and Adeline Anderson hit a double and a triple to lead a powerful offensive onslaught in the 8U Coach Pitch opening round. Brelaina Hall, Ashlyn Petre, and Elliot Savage also all got three hits off of pitching coach Justin Wyatt while Presley Carpenter, Lizzie Sullivan and Charlee Mauthe got two hits each. 

The team total came to 26 hits with five more reaching base by errors. All 13 players scored at least one run led by three each by Keiffer, Petre and Savage. Keiffer also added four RBI followed closely by Anderson and Carpenter with three each. 

All thirteen players went to the plate in the first inning as JP8U took a commanding 9-0 lead. Twelve more runs were added in the second as 16 players stepped to plate that blew the game open. 

TEAM 1 2 3 R H E
DeSoto Parish 0 2 1 3 2 5
Jackson Parish 9 12 2 23 26 2

2B – Wyatt 3, Carpenter, Anderson, Hall
3B – Keiffer 2, Anderson, McCormick
HR – Keiffer
RBI – Keiffer 4, Anderson 3, Carpenter 3, Wyatt 2, Hall 2, Bougues, Mauthe, Savage, Aldy
RS – Keiffer 3, Petre 3, Savage 3, Wyatt 2, Anderson 2, Carpenter 2, Mauthe 2, Aldy, McCormick, Hall, Sullivan, Parks, Bougues

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