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Rocky mountain high; Jackson Parish 13 yr old LL wins state title

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Front row: Cade Rasbury, Deiondre Hall, Cameron Odenbaugh, BJ Hood, Caden Cole, Cody Lester, Cason Womack / Standing: Mason Miller, Chandler Hay, Noah Collinsworth, Alex Wyatt, Bradley Koonce, Paxton Whitman Front row: Cade Rasbury, Deiondre Hall, Cameron Odenbaugh, BJ Hood, Caden Cole, Cody Lester, Cason Womack / Standing: Mason Miller, Chandler Hay, Noah Collinsworth, Alex Wyatt, Bradley Koonce, Paxton Whitman
Miller slides safely into 3rd Miller slides safely into 3rd
Womack safe at home Womack safe at home

(SHREVEPORT, La.) -- Jackson Parish, representing Louisiana Little League District 5, powered its way through the state tournament this week going 3-0.

In the opening game, Jackson Parish jumped on the host team Shreveport early and captured a 12-2 victory on Monday at Shreveport Little League Park.

The game was decided quickly as Jackson Parish exerted its will early with 11 runs in the first three innings. A solo home run by Mason Miller during the second inning fueled Jackson Parish's offense early.

Jackson Parish scored in the third on an RBI single by Cason Womack, an RBI triple by Cody Lester, an RBI double by Miller, an RBI triple by Alex Wyatt, an RBI single by Chandler Hay and a three-run single by Lester.

Noah Collinsworth's walk off triple in the bottom of the 5th sealed Shreveport's fate in a 10-run ruled ball game.

Shreveport's lineup had no answer for Wyatt who gave up just two hits, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out four during his 2-2/3 innings of work. Womack and Lester provided relief support for the remainder of the game.

Jackson Parish's Lester, Miller, Hay and Collinsworth combined for seven hits and nine RBIs.

In their second game on Tuesday they squared off with the District 1 winners, Evangeline Little League.

Chandler Hay for Jackson Parish went 4-4 at the plate to carry his team to a 16-1 victory over Evangeline LL in five innings.

Hay had four extra-base hits for Jackson Parish. He homered in the second inning and tripled in the first, third, and fourth innings.

Twelve runs in the first three innings helped Jackson Parish blow out Evangeline. An RBI single by Cason Womack, an RBI single by Alex Wyatt, and an RBI triple by Paxton Whitman in the first inning and a two-run home run by Hay during the second inning helped Jackson Parish put some runs on the board early.

Pitchers Noah Collinsworth and Mason Miller brought the heat against Evangeline. Collinsworth allowed no hits and struck out three batters in two innings. Evangeline managed just one hit off of Miller, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out seven during his three innings of work.

Jackson Parish added six more runs in the bottom of the third. Wyatt's single got things going, scoring Miller.

Jackson Parish piled on four more runs in the bottom of the fourth. A single by Caden Cole ignited the offense, plating BJ Hood. That was followed up by Hay's triple, scoring Cole.

In the championship game on Thursday it was Mason Miller providing an impressive two-way performance to lead Jackson Parish to a 13-2 win over Evangeline. Miller came up huge at the dish and on the hill.

Miller had two extra-base hits for Jackson Parish. He doubled in the second inning, singled in the first and third innings, and homered in the fifth inning.

Miller shut down Evangeline while he was on the bump. Miller gave up just two hits, allowed one earned run, walked none and struck out seven during his four innings of work.

Twelve runs in the opening three innings allowed Jackson Parish to easily put away Evangeline. An RBI triple by Noah Collinsworth and an RBI single by Cody Lester during the first inning and a three-run home run by Chandler Hay, a solo home run by Cason Womack, an RBI single by Lester, and an RBI double by Miller in the second inning helped Jackson Parish put some runs on the board early.

Jackson Parish will be representing Louisiana next week in the Little League Southwest Regionals in Grand Junction, Colorado. (2014 Little League Baseball World Series)

(article and photos courtesy of Chris Womack)

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