Ferriday Gators claim state title, next stop World Series

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, La. — The Ferriday Gators are headed to the Dixie Youth World Series.

Ferriday scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back as it topped Pine Prairie 19-9 in five innings in the state championship game.

The Gators pounded out 15 hits in the win, led by Brianna Henson’s five base knocks.

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Tali Beard contributed with three hits, and Cassie Gonzales chipped in with two of her own, including a triple.

Darby Beach, Janie Burns, Makenzie Landers, Bailey Book and Emma Whittington each had a base hit.

The World Series starts Friday, July 29 and will take place in Alexandria, La.