Locals excel at state mixed doubles tourney
The Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association held the Louisiana State Mixed Doubles Horseshoe Pitching Championships May 4 at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson.
Locals placed in Classes A-D, including taking the top two spots in Classes A and D.
In Class A, the team of Tim Gilmore of Bayou Vista and Pat Pertuit of Marrero defeated the team of Dudley Michel of Bayou Vista and Mary Begnaud of Lacassine in a 60-shoe playoff game to win the class championship and tournament title.
Gilmore/Pertuit recorded a 5-1 mark and a ringer percentage of 46.9, while Michel/Begnaud had a 4-2 mark and a 45.2 ringer percentage.
The team of Melanie Russell of Shreveport and Ron Latiolais of Gonzales finished third with a 3-2 mark and a 39.7 ringer percentage.
In Class D, the Morgan City duo of Yvette Falgout and Anthony Falgout took first place after defeating the local duo of Elma Phillips of Morgan City and Ryan Fryou of Berwick in a 60-shoe playoff.
The Falgouts finished with a 7-1 mark and a 17.2 ringer percentage.
Phillips/Fryou finished with a 6-2 mark and a 9.7 ringer percentage, while Benita Williams and Danny Navarre, both of Welsh, finished third with a 5-2 mark and an 18.3 ringer percentage.
In Class B, Larry Pertuit of Marrero and Edie Corso of Harahan took first place after defeating Buddy Townsend and Libbye Townsend, both of West Monroe, in a 60-shoe playoff.
Pertuit/Corso finished with a 5-1 mark and a 30.3 ringer percentage, while the Townsends finished second with a 4-2 mark and a 31.1 ringer percentage.
Linda Dodson of Morgan City and Tim Hayles of Berwick finished third with a 3-2 mark and a 34.3 ringer percentage.
In Class C, Dale Pearce of Bayou Vista and Tracy Verrett of Gibson defeated Belinda McClain and Dalton Singletary, both of Shreveport, in a 60-shoe playoff for the class title.
Pearce and Verrett won the class with a 5-1 mark and a 25.8 ringer percentage, while McClain/Singletary were 4-2 with a 23.7 ringer percentage.
Mark Richmond and Brenda Johnson, both of Shreveport, finished third with a 3-2 mark and a 17.6 ringer percentage.