Close but no cigar! That best describes the results of the two games played by the Jackson Parish 12U Girls All Star team at the Little League District 5 Tournament held in Bossier City over the past weekend.
In both games, a 25-21 loss to host Bossier in the first round and a 10-9 loss to Sterlington in the eliminatioin stage, JP12U jumped out to early leads only to see their chance at victory thwarted in the opponents final at bats.
Bossier 25 Jackson Parish 21 – Nine walks and four base hits allowed host Bossier score 13 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to reverse a 21-12 Jackson Parish lead and take the first round win despite the locals outhitting their host by an 18-10 margin. Carlynn Waters led JP12U at the plate with a stellar 5/5 performance that included a double and resulted in 4 RBI, 4 stolen bases and 3 runs scored. Breelyn Boone got two hits, including a triple, scored and knocked in three while Jaylin Williams (3 runs scored, 2 stolen bases), Avery Watson (2 RBI, 2 runs scored, stolen base) and Gabby Edwards (2 runs scored, 3 stolen bases), all got two hits apiece.
Sterlington 10 Jackson Parish 9 – The 12U girls jumped out to a 3-0 lead and then rallied from a 9-7 deficit to tie the game in their final at bat but Sterlington scored in the bottom of the sixth to send the locals home with an early exit from district tourney play. Despite only getting three hits, Jackson Parish 12U made a game of it by utilizing a keen eye at the plate that resulted in 10 walks, including four by Breelyn Boone and three by Gabby Edwards who also got one of three singles given up by Sterlington pitching. Lily Jones got the other two hits and led the team with 3 RBI while Carlynn Waters and Boone both scored twice.
Individual statistics from District 5 Tourney play (BOLD TYPE NDICATES TEAM LEADER)
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