The Baton Rouge Yankees defeated the Marucci Royals 10-6 in the championship of the USSSA Louisiana 11AA Baseball State Championship tournament held June 20-22 in Youngsville.

Both teams played their way through two pool games and four elimination games before meeting in the championship game, which was the fifth game of the day for both teams. Thirty-eight teams representing 23 cities in Louisiana competed in the event.

The Baton Rouge Yankees are coached by head coach Mickey Guidry and assistant coaches Creighton Abadie and Paul Bernard. Team members are Thomas Abadie, Tyler Bass, Luke Bernard, Michael Cerniauskas, Ryland Ewing, Rhett Guidry, Matthew Lafleur, Patrick Mockler, Thomas Parker and Brody Turnley.

The Marucci Royals are coached by head coach Matthew Montgomery and assistant coach, Jackson Colvin. Team members are Kolin Bilbrew, Kade Boeneke, John Carter Davis, Trevor Evans, Eric Hebert, Cazes Jones, Peyton Pontiff, Lail Shaw, Seth Stabiler, Cooper Williamson and Reid Wilson.


PELICAN POINT PARENT-CHILD TOURNAMENT WINNERS NAMED: The team of Rob and Preston Connelly won the 13-and-older division of the Parent-Child golf tournament last Sunday at Pelican Point.

Brent and Madelyn Broussard and Doug and Robby Rhodes tied for second in the division.

In the 11-12-year-old division, Justin and Patrick Chase took first place, followed by Mike and John Nictukis.

Andres and Drew Prieto won the 10-and-under division, followed by Kenny and Cade Brock, Steve and Dylan Dawson, Mike and Beau Thomas and Jevon and Aubrey Saez.

DUMAS U.S. OPEN WINNERS NAMED: Dee Dee Becnel had a net score of 73 to win the ladies division title at the Dumas U.S. Open on Saturday at Dumas Golf Club.

Pat Morgan (74) was second, followed by Celeste Harris (74) and Suzanne Seefield (79).

David Millet scored 42 points to win the men’s division championship flight. The men’s division featured a Stableford Scoring system.

Chad Blanchard (41 points) was second in the championship flight, while Robbie White (39 points) was third and Jason Riche (36 points) fourth.

Charles Breedlove (27 points) won the first flight, followed by Christopher Bell (27 points), Bret St. Germain (26 points) and Charles Marquette (26 points).

Mike Reeves (22 points) won the second flight, followed by Billy Moak (22 points), Kurtis Melnick (22 points) and Ken Mulhearn (20 points).

Jason Miller (30 points) won the BREC flight, followed by Morgan Miley (29 points), Don Breaux (28 points) and Charles Marquette (26 points).


CRAIGS COMPETE AT NATIONAL EVENTS: Lauren Craig, an eighth-grader at St. Aloysius Catholic School, earned a spot on the Louisiana National Junior High rodeo team and competed in the 10th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Des Moines, Iowa last week.

Craig finished 58th in pole bending (21.928).

Also, Lauren Craig’s brother, Clint Craig, a 10th-grader at Catholic High, will compete at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in July.