Close but no cigar! JP8U falls short in District play

The Jackson Parish 8U All Stars outscored their four opponents by a 38-30 margin in the four games  played in the Dixie Youth Region 8 Baseball Tournament held in Alexandria. They also seemingly got all the breaks but unfortunately not the kind wanted. In all four games the locals were designated the visiting team and In three of the four games, JP8U had 14 runners total get fcalled out on bases and fell by a run to late inning rallys.

Rapides East 15 Jackson Parish 14 –  The tournament started in fine fashion for JP8U as they bolted out to a 8-4 first inning lead but Rapides East rallied to tie the game at 12 and again at 14 apiece before scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to win it.  Thatcher Savage and Grant Griffingot on base in all four at bats to lead the locals while Carter Kelly, Mason Tolar, Asher Norred, Brock Cragihead, Koplen Taylor, Ryder Pardue and Caleb Robinson reached twice. Kutter Blaylock and Andrew Seymore got on base twice and Jake once. Eight times JP8U runners got called out on the bases

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Jackson Parish 8 0 0 1 3 2 0 14
Rapides East 4 2 1 5 2 0 1 15

Jackson Parish 13 Sabine South 2 – Thatcher Savage scored three runs and Mason Tolar, Brock Craighead, Koplen Taylor and Caleb Robinson scored two runs apiece to help lift JP8U to the “ten run” rule victory. Ryder Pardue and Grant Griffin also scored runs while Asher Norred and Kutter Blaylock got a hit as JP8U scored in each of the four innings including three runs in the first and second inning and six in the fourth. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 Total
Jackson Parish 3 3 1 6 13
Sabine South 1 0 1 0 2

Alexandria 6 Jackson Parish 5 – Down by a 6-0 score, JP8U scored two in the fifth and three more in the sixth with no one out but that is where the rally fell short as Alexandria held on for the victory sending the locals to the consolation bracket and eliminating any chances of making the state tourney. Thatcher Savage reached base in all three at bats to lead JP8U on offense with Caleb Rpbinson, Mason Tolar and Ryder Pardue reaching twice. Grant Griffin, Kutter Blaylock, Andrew Seymore, Brock Craighead, Carter Kelly, Koplen Taylor and Jake Tinsley all reached base once.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Jackson Parish 0 0 0 0 2 3 5
Alexandria 1 0 2 0 3 x 6

Tioga 7 Jackson Parish 6 – JP8U scored three in the first and three in their last at bat but once again fell one run short. Mason Tolar led the offense with by reaching base in all three at bats and scoring two runs and Thather Savage got two hits and scored two runs. Andrew Seymore and Asher Norred also reached base twice and Caleb Robisnon and Grant Griffin scored scored runs. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Jackson Parish 3 0 0 0 0 6 6
Tioga 2 0 3 0 2 x 7


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