By Malcolm Butler
The Ruston American 10u All-Star team isn’t quite done with their summer season.
The team defeated Lakeshore out of Jefferson Parish in a two-out-of-three series this past weekend to earn the title of Team Louisiana and qualify for the upcoming Dixie Youth World Series.
The World Series will take place in Lumberton, North Carolina, from August 6th through the 11th.
After winning the district tournament in Benton and then the North Region tournament in Vidalia, the Ruston American 10U all-stars traveled to face the South Region champion Lakeshore in a best of three series that would ultimately crown one of them as Team Louisiana.
Ruston won Game 1 on Friday night by a score of 3-1 before dropping Saturday morning’s Game 2 by a score of 7-1. However, in the decisive rubber match Saturday, Ruston dominated from start to finish to win 6-0, clinching the spot in North Carolina in two weeks.
Ruston (Team Louisiana) will join the title teams from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia in Lumberton for the double elimination tournament.
Their first match-up will be against South Carolina on August 6th at 3:15 p.m.
The Ruston American 10u All-Stars consist of Grant Alexander, Brycen Bennett, Barnes Causey, Kingston Culpepper, Joseph Davison, Rhodes Kilpatrick, John Cole Parker, Grey Ramsey, Jacoby Smith, Henry Walpole, Ryder Walpole, and Eli Wilson.
They are coached by Davison, Jeff Parker and Jordan Taylor.
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