Jackson Parish jumped out to leads in both games but rallies by Pineville and Tioga eliminated the local 9U boys All-Stars from contention in the Dixie Youth District 8 baseball tournament played in Zwolle.
Pineville 7 JP9U 4: Four Jackson Parish pitchers held Pineville to only one hit and combined to strike out 11 batters but 15 walks proved to be to much to overcome as Pineville rallied late to take the victory in the tourney opener played last Friday.
The score was tied 2-2 after the first inning with Christopher Wren and Caleb Robinson scoring for Jackson Parish. After Pineville scored in the second, JP9U took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the third when Elijah Jones and Kaine Stassen drew walks and scored on an error and a single by Braddock Chandler.
The lead held until the top of the fifth when Pineville scored a single run to tie and then scored three in the top of the final frame to go up by the winning margin. Robinson and Chandler collected a hit each for Jackson Parish with Wren, Paxton Warner, Jones and Maddox Naron drawing walks.
RBI – Chandler
Runs – Wren, Robinson, Jones, Stassen
Steals – Stassen
Tioga 9 JP9U 6: Jackson Parish jumped out to a 6-2 lead after two at-bats but Tioga exploded for 7 runs in the bottom of the second to take the victory in the contest where all the runs were scored in the first two innings.
It looked promising for advancement when JP9U opened the game with Braddock Chandler and Caleb Robinson reaching base on errors. After one out was made Rhett Emmons, Ryder Pardue, Jase Reed, Elijah Jones, Brett Rasbury, and Maddox Naron all drew walks to give Jackson Parish a five-run advantage. The lead grew to 6-2 after JP9U’s next at-bat as Chandler circled the bases on a line drive to left field for an inside-the-park home run.
The lead was short-lived though as Tioga took advantage of seven walks and two timely hits to plate seven runs. Jones got a single in the top of the third inning and both Kaine Stassen and Naron reached base via getting hit by a pitch and a walk in the fourth frame but all were stranded on base in the four-inning contest.
HR – Chandler
RBI – Chandler, Pardue, Reed, Jones, Rasbury, Naron
Runs – Chandler 2, Robinson, Emmons, Pardue, Reed