Concordia teams have up-and-down day
ALEXANDRIA, La. — It was an up-and-down Saturday afternoon for the Concordia 9-year-old All-Stars at the State Tournament. Actually, more like down and then back up.
In the first game of the day, New Orleans scored in each of the first four innings and Dalton (no last name given) held Concordia to just five hits in a 6-0 win.
New Orleans had 12 hits in the game, yet just two went for extra bases – doubles by Will and Jay. Drake Smith had Concordia’s only extra-base hit with a double. New Orleans scored two runs in the top of the first inning, one each in the top of the second and third innings, and two runs in the top of the fourth.
The second game of the day was more to Concordia’s liking as it pounded Mamou 15-4 in just four innings.
Caden Poole had three hits while Dustin Parker and J’Veion Scott each had a triple as Concordia piled up 15 hits in the game and scored seven runs in both the bottom of the first inning and the bottom of the second inning.
Now it’s a wait-and-see scenario for the Concordia 9-year-old All-Stars to determine whether they will play today or if their season is over.
If Alexandria beats New Orleans by 14 runs or more, Concordia plays today at 1 p.m. against Alexandria.
However, if Alexandria wins by only 13 or fewer runs, or if New Orleans wins, than Concordia is eliminated from the tournament.
Concordia 13s lose first two pool play games at state
SULPHUR, La. — The Concordia Dixie Youth 13-year-old All-Stars had a tough Saturday as they lost two games during pool play at the state tournament.
In its first game of the day, Concordia saw a 4-1 disappear in the bottom of the third inning as Minden scored five runs and then held on for a 6-5 win Saturday afternoon.
Concordia took the lead in the top of the third inning when Jadarius Anderson walked with the bases loaded to score Tommy Poole and Kenneth Jordan delivered with a two-run single that brought in Christian Jenkins and Tyler Stockstill.
But Minden rallied in the bottom of the third thanks to RBI singles by Spencer White, Braden Morgan, Luke Griffin, and a bases-loaded walk by Caleb Jones. It was not known how the fifth run of the inning scored for Minden.
“They had some flares. We had our outfielders playing deep and they were caught in between. They can’t play ball over their heads,” Concordia 13-year-old All-Stars coach Kevin Jenkins said.
Concordia scored one run in the top of the fifth on an RBI single by Anderson, but the next two batters struck out to end the game.
In the second game of the day, Concordia took on powerhouse Monroe. Even though the game was surprisingly close early on, Monroe had too much offensive firepower and went on to defeat Concordia 14-5 Saturday afternoon. The game also had an hour-and-10-minute rain delay.
“They’ve 10-run-ruled everyone. I was surprised,” Jenkins said. “It was 5-5 after two innings and 7-5 after three innings. We couldn’t overcome after that. They’re a juggernaut. This is pool play, so it doesn’t really count until Monday, when we play single-elimination.”
Tommy Poole and Lester Wells each doubled in the second inning to help tie the score at 5-5 before Monroe broke the game open in the latter innings.
The Concordia 13-year-old All-Stars take on Bossier City at 8:45 a.m. today to conclude pool play.
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