Babe Ruth Softball World Series

Patterson 12U All-Star Ella Hover celebrates a double during one of Thursday's bracket play contests at the Babe Ruth World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida. Hover led Patterson's offense in its two wins as she combined to go 5-for-7 with three doubles, a triple, seven RBIs, a stolen base and four runs. Patterson, the defending 12U World Series champs, defeated Missouri-based Boonville All- Stars 12-1 and Virginia-based Rockville All-Stars 14-0 Thursday. Patterson will continue postseason play Friday when it meets Kentucky-based Jeffersontown at noon. The winner advances to the world series final Saturday at 3 p.m. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kimberly DeHart)

Patterson rolls into Babe Ruth 12U semifinals

The Patterson 12U All-Stars bounced back from its first loss in Babe Ruth play this year with two dominant victories Thursday to advance to Friday’s 12U World Series semifinals.

The Patteson 12U All-Star softball team clinched the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional Championship Saturday evening with a 16-13 win against Jefferson Parish Recreation Department — East in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Patterson, which finished the tournament with a 4-0 mark, will advance to its second straight Babe Ruth World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida, later this month as a 12U squad where it will try to defend its 2017 title. It also is the third consecutive berth for the league in the world series as many of the team's players advanced as 10-year-old All-Stars. Team members are, kneeling from left, Hannah Domangue, Emily Lipari, Ella Hover and Kamille Lightfoot. On the middle row are Laila Dugar, Charlotte Callais, Kyla Samuels, Bryleigh DeHart, Layla Richoux, Amaya Williams, Riley Chaisson and Maddi St. Blanc. On the back row are assistant coach Ronald Dugar, head coach Harris DeHart and assistant coaches Jeremy Callais, Jonathon Lightfoot and Jeff Lipari. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Jeremy Callais)

Patterson 12U All-Star Amaya Williams was named the Babe Ruth 12U Southwest Region Tournament's Most Valuable Player. Williams helped the squad to a 4-0 mark. It will advance to the Babe Ruth World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida, later this month. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Casie Callais)

Patterson 12s punch second straight ticket to Babe Ruth Softball World Series

Harris DeHart has served as the Patterson 12U Softball All-Star head coach for the past two seasons, and in that time, he’s never seen anything like he saw in Saturday’s Babe Ruth 12U Southwest Reg

The Patterson 12U All-Stars are two wins away from a Babe Ruth World Series title after winning two games in bracket play Wednesday. Patterson defeated Bonkid, China, 16-0, and South Bend, Indiana-based East Side All-Stars, 7-3, to advance to the 12U Semifinals. Patterson faced the J-Town All-Stars at 10 a.m. Thursday. The winner advances to Friday's 4 p.m. final, while the loser will play in Friday's 1 p.m. third-place game. In the top photo, Patterson's Maggie Lemoine hits a pitch against Bonkid, while above, Patterson pitcher Olivia Black goes through her windup during the sixth inning. against East Side. (The Daily Review/Photos by Geoff Stoute)

Patterson wins twice, advances to semifinals

In a day filled will upsets in the 12U bracket, the Patterson All-Stars avoided a letdown with two wins to advance to the one 12U semifinal game Thursday at 10 a.m.

The Patterson 12U All-Stars won the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional in Houma Friday, winning three straight games. Team members include, front row from left, Kamille Lightfoot, Bryleigh DeHart, Maggie Lemoine, Emily Lipari, Mikah Ortiz and Abbi Scully. On the middle row, from left, are assistant coach Ronald Dugar, Hillary Pillaro, Olivia Black, Ana Vaccarella, Hailey Skiles, Amaya Williams, Laila Dugar and assistant coach Patrick Skiles. On the back row are head coach Harris DeHart and assistant coach Jonathan Lightfoot. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Patterson 12U All-Star Hailey Skiles was named 12U Babe Ruth Southwest Regional MVP at the conclusion of Friday's Tournament. With her is head coach Harris DeHart. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

THE COMEBACK KIDS: Patterson 12U All-Stars win 3 straight to clinch world series berth

With no margin for error and needing three straight wins — including two against a JPRD East team that they had beaten just once in in five previous attempts — to keep their season alive, the


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