10U All-Stars advance to semi-final game today

The Morgan City 10U All-Stars won, 4-3, against Benton in the AAA South Regional in Sulphur to advance to a semi-final game against East Ouachita at 5:30 p.m. today.

The game was a hard-fought close game, and the 10U All-Stars rallied to win, Coach Mark Morell said. The team is now 3-1 in the tournament. If they win against East Ouachita, the 10U All-Stars will play Benton for the championship at 7:30 p.m. today.

Morell said he likes his team’s chances against East Ouachita, which beat the Morgan City All-Stars earlier in the tournament. Morell said the Morgan City team did not play their best in its last meeting with East Ouachita.

Top hitters for Morgan City against Benton included Luke Barbier who went 2-for-3, Zach Bennett who went 2-for-2, and Hugh Hamer who went 2-for-2.

Barbier pitched three innings, striking out four and giving up three hits while walking two. Trent Hillen struck out three, gave up two hits, and did not walk anybody in three innings.

Morell said Benton was a tough team, but his team “showed a lot of heart.”

There was a 20-minute power outage in the third inning that delayed the game, Morell said.

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