St. Mary Central 9- and 10-year-olds fall short at North Regional

By: Staff Reports
St. Mary Central’s 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars went to Monroe this past weekend for the Dixie Youth Minors North Re-gional Tournament.

The state tournament is split with eight teams in the north and eight in the south at Ponchatoula.

St. Mary Central won its first game, but lost the second and ended up with a longer road to make the finals in the loser’s bracket.

With a win in the first round, SMC got a bye in the losers bracket and faced West Monroe South, losing 5-2 to end the tournament.

The elimination game, played this past Sunday, was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning when West Monroe South put a run on the board.

SMC tied it in the top of the fifth, but WMS took a 5-1 lead with four runs in the bottom of the fifth.

In the top of the sixth, SMC scored a run and had a chance at taking the lead with the bases loaded and one out, but they couldn’t muster another run.

Adam Askew started on the mound for SMC going four innings with one earned run. Denver Jenkins came on in relief and picked up the loss.

Mitchell Fredrick led SMC at the plate going 3-for-3 with a run; Askew was 2-for-2; Luke Felterman was 1-for-3 with a run; and Jenkins was 1-for-3.

The tournament started out well for SMC with a 7-3 win over Rayville on Friday.

Askew took the mound for three innings and gave up one hit, no runs and struck out two. Lucas Hatch came on for the last three innings and allowed five hits, two earned runs and struck out one.

Seth Giroir led SMC at the plate going 1-for-1 with a double, two walks, two runs and an RBI; Felterman was 1-for-1 with a double, one walk and two RBIs; Jenkins was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run; and Askew was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs.

On Saturday, the SMC’s ran into a tough Bossier City Americans team losing 10-1.

Jenkins started on the mound and went 22/3 innings while giving up nine runs. Frederick came on in relief going 21/3 in-nings with no earned runs.

SMC was led at the plate by Giroir going 1-for-2; Barrett Hover was 1-for-2 and Askew was 1-for-3.

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