JP12U earns Dixie Youth Baseball State Runner-Up Finish

In a tremendous pitchers duel where both teams managed only two hits each, Jackson Parish fell to Bossier 3-1 this past Wednesday to finish as state runner-up in the Dixie Youth state baseball tournament played at Osterland Park in Monroe. 

It was the second loss of the tourney to the eventual state champions following a 7-5 defeat in the finals of the winners bracket this past Sunday.  Jackson Parish earned a spot in the finals by winning three games, beating DeQuincy 6-3 in the tourney opener and blasting Monroe twice by 10-0 and 16-6 margins.

Bossier scored all their runs in the first two innings, plating one in the bottom of the first on an error, walk and a single and then scoring twice in the second via a single, hit batsman, sacrifice fly and an error. 

Jackson Parish scored their only run of the contest when  Rylan Mauthe singled to open the inning and went to second when Hayden Seymore got hit by a pitch. Mauthe then  stole third base and stole home for the locals only run of the contest.

“We played well enough on defense to win,” said JP12U head coach Nick Tolar. “You have to give the Bossier pitcher credit as we threatened several times but couldn’t capitalize when we had our chances. 

Bryce Tolar pitched a tremendous game as well giving up only one earned run and just two hits, but was the unlucky loser. Byce Tolar allowed only one earned run and just two hits but was the unlucky loser despite completely shutting down the Bossier offense to no hits and no runs after the second inning. 

Mason Thomas and Mauthe, who scored the only run posted by the locals, got a hit each. Kolt Keiffer, Leyton Younse and Jaxon Cheatwood all drew walks and Jackson Parish stole four baes for good measure. Mauthe swiped two. followed by Asher Rhodes and Thomas who swiped one each.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Jackson Parish 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2
Bossier 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
WP – Reed. :LP – Tp;ar
Runs – Mauthe
Steals – Mauthe 2, Seymore, Griffin

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