JP7U All Stars make Dixie Youth Baseball state tournament

The goal that head coach Dusty Nomey and staff of Wayne Anderson, Railey Garrett and Michael Davis had was for their Jackson Parish Dixie Youth 7U All-Star baseball to make it to the Dixie Youth Baseball state tournament. 

The locals won only one of the three of the games played during the District 8 tournament that was held in Glenmora but with their third place finish, qualified for state play that will be held in Tioga in July. All’s well that ends well. 

Pineville 17 Jackson Parish 4 – Tournament action began with Pineville racing out to a 4-0 and 9-2 lead in the first two innings of play before taking the “ten run” rule victory by a 17-4 margin. Maddox Graham and Wyatt McGrew paced the locals with two hits and a run scored each with Ryder Gray and Barrett Smith adding a triple and a double respectively. Ridge Lewter, Leland Anderson, Nash Moak and Landry Garrett all added a base hit but three home runs, three doubles and two triples by Pineville, all with men on base, proved to much. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 R H
Pineville 4 5 2 6 17 17
Jackson Parish 0 2 2 0 4 9

Jackson Parish 20 Buckeye 11 – The game got cut short due to a power line that ran to a light standard started smoking. That wasn’t the only thing that was smoking hot that evening though as JP7U opened the game with red hot bats that led to 15 hits and 13 runs in the first inning. It was a total team effort that blasted out 29 hits and every player having at least one hit and scoring at least one run. Maddox Graham led the offensive onslaught with four hits including a pair of doubles while scoring a pair of runs in the first frame. Ridge Lewter (2-2B, 3 RS), Hunter Williams (2 RS), Leland Anderson (2B, RS), Nash Moak (2B, 2 RS) and Landry Garrett(3B, 2 RS) all went 3/3  with Cruz Nomey (2 RS), Barrett Smith (2B, RS), Grant Williams (RS) and Remington Davis (2 RS) getting two hits each. Ryder Gray and Wyatt McGrew added a hit and scored a run.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 R H
Jackson Parish 13 3 2 2 20 29
Buckeye 2 0 6 3 11 14

Alexandria 16 Jackson Parish 6 – The locals jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one inning of play but the eventual District 8 tourney title winners scored 15 over the next three to elimnate JP7U after three games. Maddox Graham (2B, 3B, 2 RS), Ryder (2B, RS) and Wyatt McGrew (3B, RS) all got two hits in two at bats with Ridge Lewter (RS), HunterWilliams (HR, RS), Nash (2B) , Grant Williams and Landry Garrett (2B) getting a hit each. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 R H
Alexandria 1 6 4 5 16 23
Jackson Parish 4 0 1 1 6 11

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