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Concordia baseball All-Stars headed to World Series

SHREVEPORT, La. — After being dismantled by JPRD 11-1 early Sunday afternoon, the Concordia Dixie Youth 11-year-old All-Stars stunned host Shreveport 10-9 later in the afternoon in the third-place game of the Louisiana Dixie Youth O-Zone State Tournament.

Peyton Fort took the loss in the first game after allowing seven runs in two innings. JPRD scored in every inning of the four-inning contest. Caleb Smith provided the only scoring for the Concordia 11s with a solo home run in the top of the second inning.

In the third-place game, Concordia broke a scoreless game with a seven-run rally in the top of the third innings and scored two more runs in the top of the sixth.

Eli Brown went the distance and allowed just one hit to go with seven strikeouts and no walks. Fort went 3-for-4 with a double and Brandon Bozeman was 3-for-3.

Next up for the Concordia Dixie Youth 11-year-old All-Stars is the O-Zone Regional World Series in Longview, Texas, which starts on July 25.

East Central Pre-Majors keep winning; East Central Majors eliminated

VIDALIA — Jake Cooper struck out 11 batters in five solid innings as the Pre-Majors East Central All-Star team held on for a 5-4 win over the Monroe All-Stars at the state tournament Sunday afternoon at the Concordia Recreation District 3 Complex.

Vidalia will next play at 4 p.m. today against the winner of the JPRD/Franklin Parish game.

Unfortunately, the Majors East Central All-Star team saw its season come to an end Sunday afternoon after losing to the Independence All-Stars 4-1 at its state tournament. No statistics on that game were available.

Hattiesburg 19, Natchez T.M. Jennings 11-12s 9

HATTIESBURG — Even though the Natchez T.M. Jennings 11- and 12-year-old All-Star team played better offensively than it did on Saturday, defense proved to be its downfall once again as the lost to the Hattiesburg All-Stars 19-9 and saw its season come to an end.

“We made a lot of errors,” Natchez T.M. Jennings 11-12s coach Will Wesley said. “We played way better today. We hit better. We just made too many errors.”

No other information on the game was available.